Synonyms and Antonyms of purgatory
a temporary place or state in which the souls of people who die make amends for their sins
- It was a summer job that felt like purgatory to the teen.
hades, netherworld, shades, Tartarus, underworld
fire and brimstone, hellfire
Gehenna, hell, Pandemonium, perdition, Tophet
glory, happy hunting ground, nirvana, promised land, Valhalla
bliss, elysian fields, Elysium, empyrean, heaven, kingdom come, New Jerusalem, paradise, sky, Zion (also Sion)
a place or state of temporary suffering
- We found ourselves trapped in the purgatory of a rush-hour traffic jam.
affliction, calvary, cross, curse, ordeal, trial, tribulation
agony, Gehenna, hell, horror, misery, murder, nightmare, torment, torture
calamity, misfortune, tragedy
bummer, downer, drag