What does infernal mean?

infernal meaning in General Dictionary

An inhabitant of the infernal regions also the place itself

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  • of or pertaining to or attribute of a rather out of control and intense fire
  • attribute of or resembling Hell
  • becoming associated with underworld
  • exceptionally evil or harsh; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell
  • expletives used informally as intensifiers
  • an inhabitant of Hell
  • Of or related to or suitable for the lower regions, populated, based on the ancients, by the lifeless; with respect to Pluto's world of the dead, the Tartarus associated with the ancients.
  • Of or related to, resembling, or inhabiting, hell; ideal for hell, or even the type for the residents of hell; hellish; diabolical; as, infernal spirits, or conduct.
  • An inhabitant associated with the infernal regions; additionally, the spot it self.

infernal meaning in Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., in mention of the the underworld, from Old French enfernal, infernal (12c.), from belated Latin infernalis "of this lower regions," from infernus "hell" (Ambrose), virtually "the reduced (world)," noun usage of Latin infernus "lower, lying below," from infra "below" (see infra-). Meaning "devilish, hateful" is from early 15c. For the name regarding the place, or things that resemble it, the Italian form inferno has been used in English since 1834, from Dante. Relevant: Infernally.


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infernal meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Of or regarding or suited to the lower areas, populated, in line with the ancients, because of the lifeless; pertaining to Pluto's realm of the dead, the Tartarus of the ancients.

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  • (a.) Of or related to, resembling, or inhabiting, hell; ideal for hell, or to the type of this inhabitants of hell; hellish; diabolical; because, infernal spirits, or conduct.
  • (n.) An inhabitant of infernal areas; in addition, the spot it self.

Sentence Examples with the word infernal

The description of the tortures suffered in the infernal regions is tolerably minute.

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