Synonyms and Antonyms of hell

  1. 1 the place of punishment for the wicked after death condemned to hell for their sins Synonyms Gehenna, Pandemonium, perdition, Tophet Related Words blazes, inferno; purgatory; hades, netherworld, shades, Tartarus, underworld; Sheol; abyss, pit; fire and brimstone, hellfire Near Antonyms glory, happy hunting ground, nirvana, promised land, Valhalla Antonyms bliss, elysian fields, Elysium, empyrean, heaven, kingdom come, New Jerusalem, paradise, sky, Zion (also Sion)

  2. 2 a situation or state that causes great suffering and unhappiness picking cotton under the hot summer sun was hell Synonyms agony, Gehenna, horror, misery, murder, nightmare, torment, torture Related Words affliction, calvary, cross, curse, ordeal, trial, tribulation; calamity, misfortune, tragedy; gall, thorn; bummer, downer, drag Near Antonyms delight, diversion, entertainment, fun, joy, pleasure, recreation; lark, picnic, riot Antonyms heaven, paradise

  3. 3 a state in which everything is out of order all hell broke loose when the jury's verdict was announced Synonyms chance-medley, confusion, disarrangement, disarray, dishevelment, disorder, disorderedness, disorderliness, disorganization, free-for-all, havoc, heck, chaos, jumble, mare's nest, mess, messiness, misorder, muddle, muss, shambles, snake pit, tumble, welterRelated Words anarchy, lawlessness, misrule, riot; knot, snarl, tangle; labyrinth, maze, web; maelstrom, storm; bollix, clutter, litter, mishmash, shuffle; hodgepodge, medley, miscellany, morass, motleyNear Antonyms method, pattern, plan, systemAntonyms order, orderliness

Learn More about hell

  1. Dictionary: Definition of hell Spanish Central: Translation of hell Encyclopedia article about hell

Seen and Heard

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


a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

Get Word of the Day daily email!