1 characteristic of or resembling hell; "infernal heat and noise"
2 extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell; "something demonic in him--something that could be cruel"; "fires lit up a diabolic scene"; "diabolical sorcerers under the influence of devils"; "a fiendish despot"; "hellish torture"; "infernal instruments of war"; "satanic cruelty"; "unholy grimaces" [syn: demonic, diabolic, diabolical, fiendish, hellish, satanic, unholy]
3 expletives used informally as intensifiers; "he's a blasted idiot"; "it's a blamed shame"; "a blame cold winter"; "not a blessed dime"; "I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing"; "he's a damn (or goddam or goddamned) fool"; "a deuced idiot"; "tired or his everlasting whimpering"; "an infernal nuisance" [syn: blasted, blame, blamed, blessed, damn, damned, darned, deuced, everlasting, goddam, goddamn, goddamned]
4 relating to or inhabiting hell; "his infernal majesty"; "infernal fires"; "infernal punishments"
5 being of a lower world of the dead; "infernal regions" [ant: supernal] n : an inhabitant of hell; "his roar made the infernals quake"
- a UK /ɪnˈfɜː(r)nəl/ /In"f3:(r)n@l/
Of or relating to hell, or the world of the dead; hellish
- Finnish: helvetillinen
by extension: of or relating to a great fire or inferno
diabolical or fiendish
- Finnish: pirullinen
UK, as an expletive: very annoying; damned
Translations to be checked
Infernal is an adjective meaning "pertaining to hell", but may also refer to:
Acherontic, Draconian, Hadean, Lethean, Mephistophelian, Plutonian, Plutonic, Stygian, Tartarean, absolute, animal, anthropophagous, atrocious, barbaric, barbarous, beastly, bestial, blamed, blasted, blessed, bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody-minded, brutal, brutalized, brute, brutish, cannibalistic, chthonian, chthonic, cimmerian, confounded, cruel, cruel-hearted, cursed, cussed, damnable, damned, demoniac, demoniacal, demonic, demonical, devilish, diabolic, diabolical, dire, downright, dreadful, evil, execrable, fell, feral, ferocious, fiendish, fiendlike, fierce, flagitious, ghoulish, heinous, hellborn, hellish, inhuman, inhumane, iniquitous, maleficent, malevolent, malicious, murderous, nether, out-and-out, outright, pandemoniac, pandemonic, plutonian, plutonic, purgatorial, ruthless, sadistic, sanguinary, sanguineous, satanic, savage, sharkish, sinister, slavering, straight-out, stygian, subhuman, sulfurous, thoroughgoing, truculent, unchristian, uncivilized, underworld, ungodly, unhuman, vicious, villainous, wicked, wolfish