Definition of hellish
: of, resembling, or befitting hell; broadly : terrible
Examples of hellish in a Sentence
We've been having hellish weather lately.
The battlefield was a hellish scene of death and destruction.
Recent Examples of hellish from the Web
Hellish status quo ante Mud and debris sifted from the rail beds overhead onto the sidewalks below.
Within 30 minutes, it had been completely engulfed in a hellish inferno.
People in the club that morning described a hellish scene lit, almost as if in slow motion, by a strobe light.
Doom was eventually published by Fantasy Flight Games, which used it as a basis for Descent, before quietly shelving hellish sci-fi in favor of its swords ’n’ sorcery IP.
Planning a wedding — as everyone will tell you the second you get engaged — is a hellish ordeal.
Laguna Caliente—literally hot lagoon in Spanish—derives its hellish qualities from the churning of magma underneath the active crater.
Hellish Commutes Santoro estimated that the diversion to Hoboken would extend commutes each way by up to 30 minutes for those who switch over to the PATH, and as much as 45 minutes for those who jump on the ferry.
But inmates said their days on the road crew turned hellish in 2011 and 2012.
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First Known Use of hellish
HELLISH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hellish for English Language Learners
: very bad, unpleasant, or shocking
HELLISH Defined for Kids
Definition of hellish for Students
: extremely bad hellish violence
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