Definition of hellacious
1 : exceptionally powerful or violent
2 : remarkably good
3 : extremely difficult
4 : extraordinarily large
Examples of hellacious in a Sentence
Traffic is hellacious this time of day.
the hellacious heat was more than we could bear
Recent Examples of hellacious from the Web
Speaking of technical difficulties, rising singer/rapper Jon Bellion was dealing with some hellacious ones on an adjacent stage.
And the book ends abruptly in 1973, with the final chapter largely devoted to his long recovery from a hellacious overdose, leaving the reader wondering what happened next.
Looking ahead, a Mills-Simmons-Leonard-Danny Green foursome could be hellacious defensively, and that group also wouldn’t be easy to defend on the other end, especially if Simmons can become a more consistent shooter.
Nothing has terrorized moviegoers quite like the hellacious space cockroach that came to be known as the xenomorph, first unleashed in 1979.
The hellacious Ghost Rider footage screened at Comic-Con International this year looked pretty stunning in 3-D, so perhaps Neveldine and Taylor have hit upon the winning combination for their radical vision of the character.
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Origin and Etymology of hellacious
hell + -acious (as in audacious)
First Known Use: 1929See Words from the same year
HELLACIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hellacious for English Language Learners
: very difficult, large, or powerful
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