Hellish

  • 1 Hellish — Hell ish, a. Of or pertaining to hell; like hell; infernal; malignant; wicked; detestable; diabolical. Hellish hate. Milton. {Hell ish*ly}, adv. {Hell ish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 hellish — 1520s, from HELL (Cf. hell) + ISH (Cf. ish). Related: Hellishly; hellishness. Earlier in same sense were helli helly (late 12c.); hellen hellish, infernal (c.1200), with EN (Cf. en) (2); and O.E. hellic …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 hellish — index cruel, diabolic, heinous, loathsome, malevolent, malignant, obnoxious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 hellish — *infernal, chthonian, Hadean, Tartarean, stygian Analogous words: devilish, diabolical, *fiendish, demoniac …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 hellish — [adj] fiendish; unpleasant abominable, accursed, atrocious, barbarous, cruel, damnable, damned, demonic, devilish, diabolical, horrible, infernal, monstrous, nefarious, satanic, terrible, vicious, wicked; concepts 529,570 …

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  • 6 hellish — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of or like hell. 2) informal extremely difficult or unpleasant. ► ADVERB Brit. informal ▪ very; extremely. DERIVATIVES hellishly adverb hellishness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 hellish — [hel′ish] adj. 1. of, from, or like hell 2. devilish; fiendish 3. Informal very unpleasant; detestable hellishly adv. hellishness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 hellish — [[t]he̱lɪʃ[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED (emphasis) You describe something as hellish to emphasize that it is extremely unpleasant. [INFORMAL] The atmosphere in Washington is hellish... I m sure you will remember from the hellish years of your boyhood. 2)… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 hellish — /ˈhɛlɪʃ/ (say helish) adjective 1. of, like, or befitting hell; infernal: hellish torments. 2. difficult: a hellish undertaking. 3. Colloquial horrible: the meals are hellish. 4. Colloquial wonderful;excellent. –adverb Also, hellishing. 5.… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 10 hellish — hellishly, adv. hellishness, n. /hel ish/, adj. 1. of, like, or suitable to hell; infernal; vile; horrible: It was a hellish war. 2. miserable; abominable; execrable: We had a hellish time getting through traffic. 3. devilishly bad: The child s… …

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  • 11 Hellish — great; wonderful; excellent: a hellish time ; a hellish resort …

    Dictionary of Australian slang

  • 12 hellish — Australian Slang great; wonderful; excellent: a hellish time ; a hellish resort …

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  • 13 hellish — adjective 1) the hellish face of Death Syn: infernal, Hadean, chthonic; diabolical, fiendish, satanic, demonic; evil, wicked Ant: angelic 2) informal a hellish week …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 hellish — adjective Causing pain, discomfort or distress. I woke up from a hellish noise coming from the house next door. Syn: awful, horrible, terrible, nightmarish, infernal Ant: heavenly …

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  • 15 hellish — hell|ish [ˈhelıʃ] adj informal extremely bad or difficult ▪ I ve had a hellish day at work. >hellishly adv ▪ a hellishly difficult exam …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 hellish — [B] bad, awful, unfair    If we have to pay our medical bills, it s a hellish arrangement! …

    English idioms

  • 17 hellish — adjective informal extremely unpleasant: I ve had a hellish day at work. hellishly adverb: a hellishly difficult exam hello also hallo, hullo BrE interjection 1 used as a usual greeting: Hello, John! How are you? | say hello to sb: She always… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 hellish — adj. & adv. adj. 1 of or like hell. 2 colloq. extremely difficult or unpleasant. adv. Brit. colloq. (as an intensifier) extremely (hellish expensive). Derivatives: hellishly adv. hellishness n …

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  • 19 hellish — adjective Date: circa 1530 of, resembling, or befitting hell; broadly terrible • hellishly adverb • hellishness noun …

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  • 20 hellish — Synonyms and related words: Acherontic, Draconian, Lethean, Mephistophelian, Plutonian, Plutonic, Stygian, Tartarean, anarchic, angry, animal, anthropophagous, atrocious, barbaric, barbarous, beastly, bestial, bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody minded …

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