: stubbornly and often recklessly determined or intent
hell-bent on winning
hell-bent adverb

Word History

First Known Use

1731, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hell-bent was in 1731

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“Hell-bent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hell-bent. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition


: stubbornly and often recklessly determined
hell-bent on revenge

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