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 ?
And, in so far as he could direct, he varied not one jot from the details of that vividly conceived masterpiece of hellishness during the twenty years which followed.
When you're sat in the comfort of your home watching the telly or looking on the internet you can't grasp the seriousness or hellishness of other people's problems.
27) The hellishness of feasting is casually noted in The Tragedy of Alphonsus Emperour of Germany (1654):
The vision is to make the ironworks "real" and alive' by recapturing in some way its original atmosphere and creating a feeling of a working site in all its hot, dirty, noisy and glorious hellishness.
The hellishness of this eternity within eternity represents a crucial element of O'Brien's critique of the larger projects of modernity: scientific empiricism and Enlightenment rationalism, particularly the quest for absolute objectivity and freedom.
To add insult to heteronormative injury, the scene is also specifically woman-focused, which, regardless of its hellishness, is its only attraction to Helga.