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 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.
Tri-X. Sebastião Salgado’s hellish vision of Brazilian gold mines?
Expect hellish lines and long wait times if picking up a 3G iPhone on opening day.
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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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