in thunderation

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Prepositional phrase[edit]

in thunderation

  1. (US, colloquial) In any set of circumstances whatsoever.
    How in thunderation could anyone anticipate a result like this?
    Where in thunderation have you been?
    Why in thunderation should I believe anything you say?
    There is no way in thunderation that I'm going to that wedding.

Usage notes[edit]

An intensifier with similar usage to the idioms "in the world" or "in hell." Often used in interrogative sentences and preceded by "who," "what," "where," "when," "how," or "why."