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1. Distasteful and repellent: hellacious smog.
2. Slang Extraordinary; remarkable: a hellacious catch of fish.

[hell + -acious (as in audacious).]


1. remarkable; horrifying
2. wonderful; excellent
[C20: from hell + -acious as in audacious]
hellˈaciously adv


(hɛˈleɪ ʃəs)

adj. Slang.
1. remarkable; outstanding.
2. formidable, as in severity or difficulty: a hellacious thunderstorm.
[1925–30, Amer.; hell + -acious (extracted from audacious, etc.)]


[heˈleɪʃəs] ADJ (US) → infernal


adj (US inf)
(= terrible) fighting, car crashhöllisch (inf)
(= wild) partywild
(= excellent) vacationfantastisch, phantastisch
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