infernal

adjective in·fer·nal \ in-ˈfər-nᵊl \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of infernal

1 : of or relating to a nether world of the dead
2 a : of or relating to hell
3 : damnable
  • an infernal nuisance

infernally

play \in-ˈfər-nᵊl-ē\ adverb

Examples of infernal in a Sentence

  1. the infernal regions of the dead

  2. Stop making that infernal racket!

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Origin and Etymology of infernal

Middle English, from Anglo-French enfernal, from Late Latin infernalis, from infernus hell, from Latin, lower, from inferus


INFERNAL Defined for English Language Learners

infernal

adjective

Definition of infernal for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to hell

  • : very bad or unpleasant


INFERNAL Defined for Kids

infernal

adjective in·fer·nal \ in-ˈfər-nᵊl \

Definition of infernal for Students

1 : very bad or unpleasant
  • Stop that infernal noise!
2 : of or relating to hell


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