hellscape

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hell +‎ -scape

Noun[edit]

hellscape (plural hellscapes)

  1. A hellish landscape.
    • 2009 September 7, Janet Maslin, “News at Styx: Who’s Hot in Hades”, in New York Times[1]:
      Mr. Butler, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain,” treats his newest novelistic conceit as an occasion to toss every possible ingredient into a fanciful hellscape and then let these elements run wild.
  2. (colloquial) An exceptionally unpleasant, disagreeable, or harsh place or thing.
    • 2015 August 14, Chris Eggertsen, “Miley Cyrus just got really honest about the hellscape that was 'Hannah Montana'”, in HitFix[2]:
      Miley Cyrus just got really honest about the hellscape that was "Hannah Montana"