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Meaning & Definition of Infernal in English

English

Infernal

/ɪnfərnəl/

noun

1. An inhabitant of hell

  • "His roar made the infernals quake"
    synonym:
  • infernal

adjective

1. Characteristic of or resembling hell

  • "Infernal noise"
  • "Infernal punishment"
    synonym:
  • infernal

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • demonic
  • ,
  • diabolic
  • ,
  • diabolical
  • ,
  • fiendish
  • ,
  • hellish
  • ,
  • infernal
  • ,
  • satanic
  • ,
  • unholy

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • blasted
  • ,
  • blame
  • ,
  • blamed
  • ,
  • blessed
  • ,
  • damn
  • ,
  • damned
  • ,
  • darned
  • ,
  • deuced
  • ,
  • goddam
  • ,
  • goddamn
  • ,
  • goddamned
  • ,
  • infernal

4. Of or pertaining to or characteristic of a very uncontrolled and intense fire

  • "Infernal heat"
    synonym:
  • infernal

5. Being of the underworld

  • "Infernal regions"
    synonym:
  • infernal