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infernal adj
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"

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  • a UK /ɪnˈfɜː(r)nəl/ /In"f3:(r)n@l/


  1. of, or relating to hell, or the world of the dead; hellish
  2. In the context of "by extension": to a great fire or inferno
  3. stygian
  4. diabolical or fiendish
  5. very annoying; damned



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
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  1. infernal.

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Infernal is an adjective meaning "pertaining to hell", but may also refer to:

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