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Saying somebody is hot seems to mean somebody is sexy. So how would one express that the temperature is high? Is "I feel hot" OK?

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You feel feverish. –  GEdgar Jan 21 '12 at 23:08

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Hot may means different things so you should give some more information about your current situation to make yourself more clear to your partner in the conversation .

temperature -Being at a high temperature

Is is hot here or it is just me.

I think I am getting sweaty, it is so hot here.

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Does "it is so hot here" mean "it is so sexy here" as well? –  Meysam Jan 21 '12 at 12:20
    
Good point, well I haven't been to sexy places (see here), but I have been with sexy people. It can mean sexy but it will refer to something of the context- see that song:Effortless fly, that's when I lean in close to mention girl... [Chorus:] Maybe it's you (I don't know...) maybe it's me (mmmm...) But for whatever reason, it just got sexy in here. –  speedyGonzales Jan 21 '12 at 12:29

It's how you say it. If you're in the position of having to use that expression then say "I'm feeling overheated." Sexy and hot are two very different things as well.

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It is a complex problem. If you are draped over someone, and say in a sultry voice "I feel HOT", then it has a very clear sexual meaning. However, even if you say it with the intention of meaning "the temperature is higher than I am comfprtable with", if the context is right, could be misinterpreted.

The obvious approach is to say "it's quite warm in here", but, once again, if you say this to a person of appropriate gender, it can be interpreted as an offer to go somewhere else and do something else......

Often it is easiest to suggest a remedy instead - "could we open a window". Of course, if the person you are talking to thinks you are hot then they may choose to misinterpret anything you say.

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Most of the words may have multiple meanings. Hot, for example, may refer to temperature, sexual desire / sexuality or spicy. Context - the situation a word used in - mostly makes the meaning intended more clear. E.g:

Don't you feel hot so close to the fire.

She is hot and beautiful.

I love really hot food.

So, your sentence "I feel hot" would not be clear without context. You can say The weather is a little hot for me.

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Ur use warm perhaps –  mplungjan Jan 21 '12 at 10:01

Understatement can help resolve this particular ambiguity, e.g.

I feel warm.

If the point you want to make is that you're feeling uncomfortably hot, then say so explicitly, e.g.

I feel too hot.

It's too hot.

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