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adjective hell·ish \ˈhe-lish\

: very bad, unpleasant, or shocking

Full Definition of HELLISH

:  of, resembling, or befitting hell; broadly :  terrible
hell·ish·ly adverb
hell·ish·ness noun

Examples of HELLISH

  1. We've been having hellish weather lately.
  2. The battlefield was a hellish scene of death and destruction.

First Known Use of HELLISH

circa 1530

Rhymes with HELLISH

HELLISHNESS Defined for Kids


adjective hell·ish \ˈhe-lish\

Definition of HELLISH for Kids

:  extremely bad <hellish violence>


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