hellish

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adjective hell·ish \ˈhe-lish\

Definition of hellish

  1. :  of, resembling, or befitting hell; broadly :  terrible

hellishly

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hellishness

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Examples of hellish in a Sentence

  1. We've been having hellish weather lately.

  2. The battlefield was a hellish scene of death and destruction.

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First Known Use of hellish

circa 1530


HELLISH Defined for English Language Learners

hellish

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adjective

Definition of hellish for English Language Learners

  • : very bad, unpleasant, or shocking


HELLISH Defined for Kids

hellish

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adjective hell·ish \ˈhe-lish\

Definition of hellish for Students

  1. :  extremely bad hellish violence



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