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1. A place of extreme wretchedness or squalor.
2. Obsolete The pit of hell.


an unpleasant or evil place



a place totally lacking in comfort or cleanliness.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hellhole - any place of pain and turmoilhellhole - any place of pain and turmoil; "the hell of battle"; "the inferno of the engine room"; "when you're alone Christmas is the pits";
region, part - the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space"


[ˈhelhəʊl] Ninfierno m
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While many have staked a claim on one place or another over the years, it is now official for at least one location according to the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA): Madison County in Illinois is a hellhole.
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Whishaw) is born into the festering hellhole of 18th century Paris.
He added: "We should make Ninian Park a hellhole for visiting teams.
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He described him as a truly remarkable and fascinating man, telling the Radio Times that the soldiers were badly equipped: "They went to a hellhole with 50 rounds each and no radio, that's why they were killed," he said, explaining that the title of the drama refers not only to Reg Keys but to the Queen (shortened from the Latin "Regina").
The Left's Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Pakistani officials are furious with Showtime after watching the fourth season of its hit show "Homeland," which they say portrays their country as an ugly, ignorant, terror-plagued hellhole, according to New York Post.
In Homeland it's portrayed as a grimy hellhole and war zone where shootouts and bombs go off.
Adam Pettipher Time for CCFC to build a new stadium and forget that sorry hellhole ever existed.
His concern is the growth of the airport has created a hellhole at the Bathurst Quay, traffic congestion, an influx of passengers and ongoing construction that is impacting the Queens Quay revitalization.
Lianne Scott: "I live in High Heaton and it is most certainly not a hellhole, the streets of Chillingham Road are mainly students and families steer clear of there because of the issues with students.