Infernal meaning

ĭn-fûrnəl
Abominable; awful.

The infernal racket of the jackhammers.

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Hellish; diabolic; fiendish; inhuman.
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Fiendish; diabolical.

Infernal instruments of war.

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(informal) Hateful; outrageous.
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Of or relating to hell, or the world of the dead; hellish.
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(by extension) Of or relating to a fire or inferno.
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Stygian, gloomy.
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(as an expletive, not vulgar) Very annoying; damned.
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(obsolete) An inhabitant of the infernal regions.

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The definition of infernal is something related to the underworld or hell, or something that is very annoying.

When it is 110 degrees out and feels as hot as you imagine hell would feel, this is an example of the infernal heat.

When you can't stand the constant yelling of the kids down the street, this is an example of when you might yell at them to stop that infernal yelling.

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Origin of infernal

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin īnfernālis from īnfernus hell from Latin lower, underground n̥dher- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French infernal, from Latin infernālis, from infernus (“below, subterranean”).

    From Wiktionary