hellacious


hel·la·cious

adjective \ˌhe-ˈlā-shəs\

: very difficult, large, or powerful

Full Definition of HELLACIOUS

1
:  exceptionally powerful or violent
2
:  remarkably good
3
:  extremely difficult
4
:  extraordinarily large
hel·la·cious·ly adverb

Examples of HELLACIOUS

  1. Traffic is hellacious this time of day.
  2. <the hellacious heat was more than we could bear>

Origin of HELLACIOUS

hell + -acious (as in audacious)
First Known Use: 1929

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