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Meaning of INFERNAL

Pronunciation:  in'furnl

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  1. [n]  an inhabitant of hell; "his roar made the infernals quake"
  2. [adj]  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"; "tired or his everlasting whimpering"; "an infernal nuisance"
  3. [adj]  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"
  4. [adj]  being of a lower world of the dead; "infernal regions"
  5. [adj]  characteristic of or resembling hell; "infernal heat and noise"
  6. [adj]  relating to or inhabiting hell; "his infernal majesty"; "infernal fires"; "infernal punishments"

INFERNAL is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: blame, blamed, blasted, blessed, chthonian, chthonic, cursed, curst, damn, damned, darned, demonic, deuced, diabolic, diabolical, everlasting, evil, fiendish, goddam, goddamn, goddamned, Hadean, hellish, lower, nether, Plutonian, satanic, Stygian, Tartarean, unholy, wicked
 Antonyms: supernal
 See Also: dead person, dead soul, deceased, deceased person, decedent, departed



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \In*fer"nal\, a. [F. infernal, L. infernalis, fr.
    infernus that which lies beneath, the lower. See {Inferior}.]
    1. Of or pertaining to or suitable for the lower regions,
       inhabited, according to the ancients, by the dead;
       pertaining to Pluto's realm of the dead, the Tartarus of
       the ancients.
             The Elysian fields, the infernal monarchy. --Garth.
    2. Of or pertaining to, resembling, or inhabiting, hell;
       suitable for hell, or to the character of the inhabitants
       of hell; hellish; diabolical; as, infernal spirits, or
             The instruments or abettors in such infernal
             dealings.                             --Addison.
    {Infernal machine}, a machine or apparatus maliciously
       designed to explode, and destroy life or property.
    {Infernal stone} (lapis infernalis), lunar caustic; formerly
       so called. The name was also applied to caustic potash.
    Syn: Tartarean; Stygian; hellish; devilish; diabolical;
         satanic; fiendish; malicious.
  2. \In*fer"nal\, n.
    An inhabitant of the infernal regions; also, the place
    itself. [Obs.] --Drayton.
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