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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.

infernal

(ɪnˈfɜːnəl)
adj
1. (Theology) of or relating to an underworld of the dead
2. deserving hell or befitting its occupants; diabolic; fiendish
3. informal irritating; confounded
[C14: from Late Latin infernālis, from infernus hell, from Latin (adj): lower, hellish; related to Latin inferus low]
ˌinferˈnality n
inˈfernally adv

in•fer•nal

(ɪnˈfɜr nl)

adj.
1. hellish; fiendish; diabolical: an infernal plot.
2. extremely troublesome, annoying, etc.; outrageous: an infernal nuisance.
3. of, inhabiting, or befitting hell or the underworld.
[1325–75; Middle English < Late Latin infernālis < Latin infern(us) situated below, of the underworld]
in`fer•nal′i•ty, n.
in•fer′nal•ly, adv.

infernal

- An inhabitant of the underworld can be called an infernal.
See also related terms for inhabitant.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.infernal - an inhabitant of Hellinfernal - an inhabitant of Hell; "his roar made the infernals quake"
dead person, dead soul, deceased, deceased person, decedent, departed - someone who is no longer alive; "I wonder what the dead person would have done"
Adj.1.infernal - characteristic of or resembling Hell; "infernal noise"; "infernal punishment"
2.infernal - extremely evil or cruelinfernal - 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"
3.infernal - expletives used informally as intensifiersinfernal - expletives used informally as intensifiers; "he's a blasted idiot"; "it's a blamed shame"; "a blame cold winter"; "not a blessed dime"; "I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing"; "he's a damn (or goddam or goddamned) fool"; "a deuced idiot"; "an infernal nuisance"
cursed, curst - deserving a curse; sometimes used as an intensifier; "villagers shun the area believing it to be cursed"; "cursed with four daughter"; "not a cursed drop"; "his cursed stupidity"; "I'll be cursed if I can see your reasoning"
4.infernal - of or pertaining to or characteristic of a very uncontrolled and intense fire; "infernal heat"
5.infernal - being of the underworld; "infernal regions"
evil - morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds"
supernal - being or coming from on high; "interpret the plague as a visitation from heaven, a supernal punishment for the sins of men"

infernal

adjective
1. damned, malevolent, hellish, devilish, accursed, damnable The post office is shut, which is an infernal bore.
2. hellish, lower, underworld, nether, Stygian, Hadean, Plutonian, chthonian, Tartarean (literary) the goddess of the infernal regions
hellish heavenly, celestial

infernal

adjective
1. Perversely bad, cruel, or wicked:
2. So annoying or detestable as to deserve condemnation:
Informal: blamed, damned.
Chiefly British: blooming, ruddy.
Translations
helvetillinenpirullinen

infernal

[ɪnˈfɜːnl] ADJinfernal (fig) → infernal, del demonio
stop that infernal racket!¡deja de hacer ese ruido infernal!, ¡deja de hacer ese ruido del demonio!

infernal

[ɪnˈfɜːrnəl] adjinfernal(e)

infernal

adj
(lit)Höllen-; infernal fireHöllenfeuer nt
(fig) cruelty, schemeteuflisch; weathergrässlich; (inf) impudence, nuisanceverteufelt; noisehöllisch; this infernal machinediese Höllenmaschine

infernal

[ɪnˈfɜːnl] adj (fires) → dell'inferno; (spirit, powers) → infernale (fig) (cruelty) → diabolico/a (fam) (noise) → infernale, terribile
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