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Traffic is hellacious this time of day.
the hellacious heat was more than we could bear
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Most of the victims already had testified about their hellacious childhood.
But a hellacious rainstorm rolled in after Yoakam’s set, so Willie agreed to reschedule.
And while Nicky D’s put up a hellacious fight in the readers’ finale, Tom’s is an experienced campaigner and wound up winning with 53 percent of the final-round vote.
In addition to keeping Springer atop the lineup, Hinch insisted that Springer should not hold back on his hellacious hacks.
The trio of Rich Hill, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Kenta Maeda took a hellacious pounding earlier this week in Arizona, giving up 19 runs in 10 2/3 innings as the Dodgers were swept for the first time this season.
Like all great myths, Shelley’s tale shape-shifts to suit any number of freaky interpretations without sacrificing the original’s hellacious powers.
For now, UConn fans will have to be satisfied with YouTube clips of his hellacious windmill and tomahawk jams.
Think of them as tiny space invaders — specks of dust, sometimes smaller than a grain of sand, that have survived a trip through space and a hellacious entry into Earth’s atmosphere.
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Origin and Etymology of hellacious
First Known Use: 1929See Words from the same year
Synonymsacute, almighty, blistering, deep, dreadful, excruciating, explosive, exquisite, fearful, fearsome, ferocious, fierce, frightful, furious, ghastly, hard, heavy, heavy-duty, intense, intensive, keen, profound, terrible, vehement, vicious, violent
Antonymslight, moderate, soft
Related Wordsaccentuated, aggravated, concentrated, deepened; emphasized, enhanced, heightened, intensified, magnified; stressed; exhaustive, thorough; harsh, rigorous, severe
Near Antonymsfeeble, weak; shallow, superficial; moderated, qualified; alleviated, eased, lightened, toned (down); abated, decreased, diminished, lessened, reduced, subdued
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