hellish


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hell·ish

 (hĕl′ĭsh)
adj.
1. Of, resembling, or worthy of hell; fiendish.
2. Highly unpleasant: hellish weather.

hell′ish·ly adv.
hell′ish·ness n.

hellish

(ˈhɛlɪʃ)
adj
1. (Theology) of or resembling hell
2. wicked; cruel
3. informal very difficult or unpleasant
adv
informal Brit (intensifier): a hellish good idea.
ˈhellishly adv
ˈhellishness n

hell•ish

(ˈhɛl ɪʃ)

adj.
1. of, like, or suitable to hell; infernal.
2. extremely unpleasant or difficult; miserable.
3. devilishly bad; fiendish.
[1520–30]
hell′ish•ly, adv.
hell′ish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hellish - very unpleasanthellish - very unpleasant; "hellish weather"; "stop that god-awful racket"
unpleasant - disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors"
2.hellish - extremely evil or cruelhellish - 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"
evil - morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds"

hellish

adjective
2. devilish, fiendish, diabolical, infernal, damned, damnable, demoniacal They began to pray, making devilish gestures with a hellish noise.
adverb (Old-fashioned) very, extremely, terribly, seriously, incredibly, awfully, exceedingly, excessively It's hellish cold up here in winter.

hellish

adjective
Perversely bad, cruel, or wicked:
Translations

hellish

[ˈhelɪʃ]
A. ADJinfernal, de muerte
B. ADVmuy, terriblemente

hellish

[ˈhɛlɪʃ] adjinfernal(e)

hellish

(inf)
adj
(fig: = diabolical) → höllisch (inf); traffic, heat, coldmörderisch (inf); it’s hellishes ist die reinste Hölle (inf); the exams were hellishdie Prüfungen waren verteufelt schwer (inf)
(= wicked) plan, actionshöllisch, teuflisch
adv (= awfully)höllisch (inf), → mörderisch (inf); he felt hellish guiltyer hatte schreckliche Schuldgefühle

hellish

[ˈhɛlɪʃ] adj (fam) → infernale, bestiale
References in classic literature ?
The fifth and only Huron disengaged at the first onset had paused a moment, and then seeing that all around him were employed in the deadly strife, he had sought, with hellish vengeance, to complete the baffled work of revenge.
Luther, according to the scandal of his monkish enemies, was a brat of that hellish breed; nor was Pearl the only child to whom this inauspicious origin was assigned among the New England Puritans.
What a hellish mockery it was, anyway, that a man should slave to make harvesting machines for the country, only to be turned out to starve for doing his duty too well!
Should earth against my soul engage, And hellish darts be hurled, Then I can smile at Satan's rage, And face a frowning world.
This same in- fernal law had existed in our own South in my own time, more than thirteen hundred years later, and under it hundreds of freemen who could not prove that they were freemen had been sold into lifelong slavery without the circumstance making any particular im- pression upon me; but the minute law and the auction block came into my personal experience, a thing which had been merely improper before became sud- denly hellish.
Devil with Devil damn'd Firm concord holds, men onely disagree Of Creatures rational, though under hope Of heavenly Grace: and God proclaiming peace, Yet live in hatred, enmitie, and strife Among themselves, and levie cruel warres, Wasting the Earth, each other to destroy: As if (which might induce us to accord) Man had not hellish foes anow besides, That day and night for his destruction waite.
Unwilling to be found engaged in his hellish occupation, the savage Baron gave the slaves a signal to restore Isaac's garment, and, quitting the dungeon with his attendants, he left the Jew to thank God for his own deliverance, or to lament over his daughter's captivity, and probable fate, as his personal or parental feelings might prove strongest.
It sounds nothing to hear, but it was hellish to see.
As we burst into the room, the Count turned his face, and the hellish look that I had heard described seemed to leap into it.
I heard a short, sharp cry behind me, a fall, and turning saw an awful face rushing upon me,--not human, not animal, but hellish, brown, seamed with red branching scars, red drops starting out upon it, and the lidless eyes ablaze.
She was naturally a woman of mighty passions, and hatred and revenge now wrapped themselves in the garb of piety; the character of her speech was changed, her images became distinct though wild, and her denunciations had an almost hellish bitterness.
I could n't stand against this, and withdrew with her to a neighboring house, where I had been but a few minutes before the hellish crew fell upon my house with the rage of devils, and in a moment with axes split down the doors and entered.