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hellacious

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adjective hel·la·cious \ˌhe-ˈlā-shəs\

Simple Definition of hellacious

  • : very difficult, large, or powerful

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hellacious

  1. 1 :  exceptionally powerful or violent

  2. 2 :  remarkably good

  3. 3 :  extremely difficult

  4. 4 :  extraordinarily large

hellaciously

adverb

Examples of hellacious in a sentence

  1. Traffic is hellacious this time of day.

  2. <the hellacious heat was more than we could bear>



Origin and Etymology of hellacious

hell + -acious (as in audacious)


First Known Use: 1929


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