infernal - Dictionary definition and meaning for word infernal

(noun) an inhabitant of Hell
Example Sentence
  • his roar made the infernals quake
(adj) characteristic of or resembling Hell
Example Sentence
  • infernal noise
  • infernal punishment
(adj) extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell
Example Sentence
  • 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
(adj) expletives used informally as intensifiers
Example Sentence
  • 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
(adj) of or pertaining to or characteristic of a very uncontrolled and intense fire
Example Sentence
  • infernal heat
(adj) being of the underworld
Example Sentence
  • infernal regions

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Rhymes as IN+Funeral, someone who is always in funeral could be 'devilish'.
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infernal - in + fern (fernace ~ furnace) + al (all) ; so putting all people in the furnace is a devilish or cruel activity; these things are generally conducted in hell.
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suppose u went went to funeral ceremony of a DON.who was very annoying and took many inocent ppl said he will definately go to HELL.this covers both the meaning
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eternal means heaven, infernal means hell.
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