infernally


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Related to infernally: candidly, hellishly

in·fer·nal

 (ĭn-fûr′nəl)
adj.
1.
a. Of or relating to a lower world of the dead.
b. Of or relating to hell: infernal punishments; infernal powers.
2. Fiendish; diabolical: infernal instruments of war.
3. Abominable; awful: the infernal racket of the jackhammers.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin īnfernālis, from īnfernus, hell, from Latin, lower, underground; see n̥dher- in Indo-European roots.]

in·fer′nal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.infernally - extremely; "infernally clever"; "hellishly dangerous"
intensifier, intensive - a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies; "`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier"; "`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier"
Translations

infernally

[ɪnˈfɜːnəlɪ] ADV it's infernally awkwardes terriblemente difícil

infernally

[ɪnˈfɜːrnəli] advabominablement

infernally

adv (inf)teuflisch, verdammt (inf)

infernally

[ɪnˈfɜːnəlɪ] adv (difficult) → terribilmente
it is infernally hot → fa un caldo infernale
References in classic literature ?
And when he glanced upon the green walls of the watery defile in which the ship was then sailing, and bethought him that through that gate lay the route to his vengeance, and beheld, how that through that same gate he was now both chasing and being chased to his deadly end; and not only that, but a herd of remorseless wild pirates and inhuman atheistical devils were infernally cheering him on with their curses; --when all these conceits had passed through his brain, Ahab's brow was left gaunt and ribbed, like the black sand beach after some stormy tide has been gnawing it, without being able to drag the firm thing from its place.
I want you to be aware that I KNOW you have treated me infernally - infernally
It looks ill for the future; it looks infernally ill for the future.
You'll find this island an infernally rum place, I promise you.
The fact is, I was in the middle of an infernally difficult passage of my book that morning, and when you began--'
Most of the time when I was reading Gibbon this afternoon I was horribly, oh infernally, damnably bored
How cold, how infernally cold she must have felt--unless when she was made to burn with indignation or shame.
She's hurt infernally, all right--plague take that autymobile
The fact is, you're such an infernally good chap that something of this sort was bound to happen to you sooner or later.
But apart from this it is an infernally lonely state for a ship to be going about the China seas with no proper consuls, not even a gunboat of her own anywhere, nor a body to go to in case of some trouble.
Do tell me--she would be infernally jealous of him, wouldn't she?
Three men--devilish gentlemanly fellows--have been asking after you downstairs, and knocking at every door on the hall flight; for which they've been most infernally blown up by the collegians that had the trouble of opening 'em.