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neth·er·worldalso nether world (nĕth′ər-wûrld′)
1. The world of the dead.
2. A situtation in which one's status is uncertain, marginal, or undefined: "He was caught in the netherworld between the lowest levels of minor league baseball and the highest level of amateur play" (Tim Wakefield with Tony Massarotti). "She grew up in a kind of a class netherworld, not quite her father's daughter, not quite a servant" (Nina Sovich).
3. The part of society engaged in crime and vice: "Once they found themselves on the streets, they fell very quickly into the criminal netherworld" (Anne Applebaum).
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|Noun||1.||netherworld - (religion) the world of the dead; "No one goes to Hades with all his immense wealth"-Theognis|
fictitious place, imaginary place, mythical place - a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
Acheron, River Acheron - (Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which the souls of the dead were carried by Charon
Cocytus, River Cocytus - (Greek mythology) a river in Hades that was said to be a tributary of the Acheron
Lethe, River Lethe - (Greek mythology) a river in Hades; the souls of the dead had to drink from it, which made them forget all they had done and suffered when they were alive
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noun hell, underworld, Hades, nether regions, infernal regions, Avernus magic spells which ensured the dead safe passage though the netherworld to paradise
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