like hell

Definition of like hell

informal + impolite
1 :very much
  • My back hurts like hell.
2 :with a lot of energy and speed
  • We've been working like hell since morning.
3 :very bad
  • This place looks like hell.
4 used to say in an angry and forceful way that one will not do something, does not agree, etc.
  • "It's your fault!" "Like hell it is!"

Word by Word Definitions

hell play
  1. : a nether world in which the dead continue to exist : hades

  2. : the nether realm of the devil and the demons in which condemned people suffer everlasting punishment

  3. : error, sin


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up like hell? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

money or riches

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!