infernal

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

Adjective[edit]

infernal (comparative more infernal, superlative most infernal)

  1. Of or relating to hell, or the world of the dead; hellish.
  2. (by extension) Of or relating to a fire or inferno.
  3. Stygian, gloomy.
  4. Diabolical or fiendish.
    • Addison
      the instruments or abettors in such infernal dealings
  5. (as an expletive, not vulgar) Very annoying; damned.
    • 1905, Bram Stoker, The Man
      As I had to put up with the patronage and the lecturings, and the eyeglass of that infernal old woman, []

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Noun[edit]

infernal (plural infernals)

  1. (obsolete) An inhabitant of the infernal regions.
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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin infernalis

Adjective[edit]

infernal m (feminine infernale, masculine plural infernaux, feminine plural infernales)

  1. infernal (relating to hell)
  2. (figuratively) infernal, hellish, awful, terrible

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin infernālis

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infernal m (feminine infernale)

  1. infernal (relating to hell)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin infernalis

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infernal m, f (plural infernales)

  1. infernal

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