hell-bent

adjective
\ ˈhel-ˌbent How to pronounce hell-bent (audio) \

Definition of hell-bent

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

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hell-bent adverb

First Known Use of hell-bent

1731, in the meaning defined above

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“Hell-bent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hell-bent. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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hell-bent

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of hell-bent

: very determined to do something especially when the results might be bad

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