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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ace, adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin, virtuoso, genius, hotshot, star, superstar, whiz, whizz, wizard, wiznoun

    someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field


  1. Hotshotnoun

    a successful, self-confident person who is regarded by others as highly skilled; -- sometimes used ironically in reference to aggressive persons whose opinion of their own talents is considered exaggerated.

  2. hotshotadjective

    highly talented, self-confident and successful.

  3. hotshotadjective

    flamboyantly displaying one's skills.


  1. hotshotnoun

    Someone with exceptional skills in a certain field.

    She was sure a hotshot on the keyboard, 93 words per minute!

  2. hotshotadjective

    Highly skilled.

    He was a hotshot lawyer, with an astounding win-loss record.

  3. hotshotadjective

    Displaying talent.

    Keep up those hotshot baskets, the scouts are sure to take notice.


  1. Hotshot

    The hotshot or badass is a stock character in works of fiction, known for taking more risks, action and pain than the other characters in the story. This type of character is usually present in action-driven tales. What differentiates the hotshot from an action hero is that a hotshot works within the context of a group or team. The Hotshot is not always the main hero or protagonist of the story. He/she is also not always the leader of the team. In some sense, the term can be applied to an "action-byronic hero". Frequent characteristics of the hotshot character includes some level of arrogance, abrasive manners, aggressiveness, a tendency to prefer to be alone even to the point of working alone, and sometimes an inability to work with his/her teammates. Younger hotshot characters may exhibit attitudes that construe them as jerks, although they are cheerful and easy going with their team mates. What they all have in common is a tendency to have much of the action focused on them and a drive to fight longer and harder after his/her comrades have been put away. This may be because of a preference of the writer or editorial pressure or fan favoritism.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hotshot in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hotshot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of hotshot in a Sentence

  1. Mark McBride:

    These shows let you go on a journey. It feels like audiences are solving it in real time, side by side with that hotshot investigator. You can be sitting on your couch in Oklahoma and you feel like you have solved a murder.

  2. Woody Smeck:

    Hotshot teams are a tight-knit close group that really care for each other and Brian facilitated that caring and connection. He kept that team in strong unity, he was their pillar of strength. He had a bright future ahead of him, gone way too soon.

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  • لقطة ساخنةArabic
  • tiro calienteSpanish
  • championFrench
  • やり手Japanese
  • спец, даровитый, умелый, умелица, одарённый, талантливый, знаток, умелец, искусный, докаRussian
  • dedektifiTurkish
  • 帥哥Chinese

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