Search Result for "infernal":
1. an inhabitant of Hell;
- Example: "his roar made the infernals quake"
1. characteristic of or resembling Hell;
- Example: "infernal noise"
- Example: "infernal punishment"
2. extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell;
- Example: "something demonic in him--something that could be cruel"
- Example: "fires lit up a diabolic scene"
- Example: "diabolical sorcerers under the influence of devils"
- Example: "a fiendish despot"
- Example: "hellish torture"
- Example: "infernal instruments of war"
- Example: "satanic cruelty"
- Example: "unholy grimaces"
[syn: demonic, diabolic, diabolical, fiendish, hellish, infernal, satanic, unholy]
3. expletives used informally as intensifiers;
- Example: "he's a blasted idiot"
- Example: "it's a blamed shame"
- Example: "a blame cold winter"
- Example: "not a blessed dime"
- Example: "I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing"
- Example: "he's a damn (or goddam or goddamned) fool"
- Example: "a deuced idiot"
- Example: "an infernal nuisance"
[syn: 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;
- Example: "infernal heat"
5. being of the underworld;
- Example: "infernal regions"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Infernal \In*fer"nal\, n. An inhabitant of the infernal regions; also, the place itself. [Obs.] --Drayton. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Infernal \In*fer"nal\, a. [F. infernal, L. infernalis, fr. infernus that which lies beneath, the lower. See Inferior.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] The Elysian fields, the infernal monarchy. --Garth. [1913 Webster] 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 conduct. [1913 Webster] The instruments or abettors in such infernal dealings. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
100 Moby Thesaurus words for "infernal": Acherontic, Draconian, Hadean, Lethean, Mephistophelian, Plutonian, Plutonic, Stygian, Tartarean, absolute, animal, anthropophagous, atrocious, barbaric, barbarous, beastly, bestial, blamed, blasted, blessed, bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody-minded, brutal, brutalized, brute, brutish, cannibalistic, chthonian, chthonic, cimmerian, confounded, cruel, cruel-hearted, cursed, cussed, damnable, damned, demoniac, demoniacal, demonic, demonical, devilish, diabolic, diabolical, dire, downright, dreadful, evil, execrable, fell, feral, ferocious, fiendish, fiendlike, fierce, flagitious, ghoulish, heinous, hellborn, hellish, inhuman, inhumane, iniquitous, maleficent, malevolent, malicious, murderous, nether, out-and-out, outright, pandemoniac, pandemonic, plutonian, plutonic, purgatorial, ruthless, sadistic, sanguinary, sanguineous, satanic, savage, sharkish, sinister, slavering, straight-out, stygian, subhuman, sulfurous, thoroughgoing, truculent, unchristian, uncivilized, underworld, ungodly, unhuman, vicious, villainous, wicked, wolfish