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1. A place of extreme wretchedness or squalor.
2. Obsolete The pit of hell.
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an unpleasant or evil place
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a place totally lacking in comfort or cleanliness.
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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"
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[ˈhelhəʊl] Ninfierno m
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"Take a dozen men, Shandy, and search yon hellhole. Bring out to me, alive, Peter of Colfax, and My Lady's cloak and a palfrey--and Shandy, when all is done as I say, you may apply the torch!
The discovery of students living in a hellhole industrial unit, also in the centre of our capital, is a reminder of what Fine Gael has done to our country.
"Now I'm stuck in this prison hellhole. My patients, maybe you care.
Last month the player branded the venue for the this year's English Open a "hellhole" and claimed he could smell urine in the player interview area.
TWO days after Ronnie O'Sullivan described the venue as a "hellhole", the five-time world champion treated the crowd at the K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley to the 15th maximum break of his career.
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RONNIE O'Sullivan has described the venue for this year's English Open as "a hellhole" and urged World Snooker to spend more money on tournament hosts.
There is a limit of 200 for the event which takes in the Coast to Coast cycle track as well as a visit into Hellhole Wood.
After another loss to the TNT KaTropa on Tuesday, the Gin Kings are now on the brink of elimination facing a 2-0 hellhole in their best-of-five semifinals series.
A MAN accused magistrates of sending him to a hellhole "full of spies and drug addicts" when they remanded him in an assault case.
BAREFOOTED Whitney stepping in dog sick, bullied Bex eating cat-litter truffles and Abi throwing up on a bloke in a nightclub making EastEnders an unwatchable hellhole. Plus Michelle's magical growing and shrinking hair either side of Monday's Grand National winnings added scene.
Derwentside Athletics Club promote their annual Hellhole 10km Multi Terrain event tomorrow with registration at the Louisa Sports Centre, Stanley (10am start).