Examples of infernal in a Sentence
the infernal regions of the dead
Stop making that infernal racket!
Recent Examples of infernal from the Web
Orpheus is a singer who can’t provide for Eurydice, and Hadestown is not so much the underworld as a kind of infernal factory, a place that guarantees money and security, but at the expense of freedom.
Even to a modern secular viewer unencumbered by thoughts of her fate at the Last Judgment, his lively conceptions of the infernal remain more captivating than any paradise.
The complexity of a man whose convivial manner concealed a vein of darkness was irresistible to Fiennes, an actor defined by his ability to tap into the infernal recesses of human nature.
What prompted this seemingly fine upstanding lawyer, newspaper editor and occasional senate candidate to come up with his infernal device?
For all his success, Wallace's prose features many qualities that repel readers: those infernal footnotes, an inhuman vocabulary, and a hyper self-awareness that results in layer upon layer of irony and meta-analyses.
There was another kind of recurrent query Peter wouldn't brush aside either, as many another harried editor quite pardonably might: Why on earth did The Atlantic publish so much of that infernal modern poetry?
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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
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
INFERNAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of infernal for English Language Learners
: of or relating to hell
: very bad or unpleasant
INFERNAL Defined for Kids
Definition of infernal for Students
1 : very bad or unpleasant Stop that infernal noise!
2 : of or relating to hell
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