Associations to the word «Infernal»


INFERNAL, adjective. Of or relating to hell, or the world of the dead; hellish.
INFERNAL, adjective. (by extension) Of or relating to a fire or inferno.
INFERNAL, adjective. Stygian, gloomy.
INFERNAL, adjective. Diabolical or fiendish.
INFERNAL, adjective. (as an expletive) (not vulgar) Very annoying; damned.
INFERNAL, noun. (obsolete) An inhabitant of the infernal regions.
INFERNAL DEVICE, noun. (historical) a time bomb.
INFERNAL MACHINE, noun. (dated) An explosive device designed to cause damage to life or property. [from 19th c.]
INFERNAL MACHINES, noun. Plural of infernal machine
INFERNAL STONE, noun. (obsolete) lapis infernalis, lunar caustic
INFERNAL STONE, noun. (obsolete) caustic potash

Dictionary definition

INFERNAL, noun. An inhabitant of Hell; "his roar made the infernals quake".
INFERNAL, adjective. Characteristic of or resembling Hell; "infernal noise"; "infernal punishment".
INFERNAL, adjective. 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".
INFERNAL, adjective. 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".
INFERNAL, adjective. Of or pertaining to or characteristic of a very uncontrolled and intense fire; "infernal heat".
INFERNAL, adjective. Being of the underworld; "infernal regions".

Wise words

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