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
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