infernal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French infernal, from Medieval Latin infernalis, from Latin īnfernus, from īnferum (netherworld, underworld, hell).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪnˈfɜː(ɹ)nəl/
  • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɪnˈfəɹnəl/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)nəl

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.
  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, []

Antonyms[edit]

  • (of or relating to hell): heavenly
  • (of or relating to hell, underworld or fire): celestial

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Noun[edit]

infernal (plural infernals)

  1. (obsolete) An inhabitant of the infernal regions.

References[edit]

infernal” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin infernālis.

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Adjective[edit]

infernal (feminine singular 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

Adjective[edit]

infernal m (oblique and nominative feminine singular infernale)

  1. infernal (relating to hell)

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: infernal
  • French: infernal
  • Norman: înfèrna

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

  • Hyphenation: in‧fer‧nal
  • Rhymes: -al, -aw

Adjective[edit]

infernal m or f (plural infernais, comparable)

  1. (Christianity) hellish; infernal (from or relating to hell)
  2. diabolical; evil; infernal
    Synonyms: mau, diabólico, maldoso

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French infernal, from Latin infernalis.

Adjective[edit]

infernal m or n (feminine singular infernală, masculine plural infernali, feminine and neuter plural infernale)

  1. infernal

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin infernalis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /infeɾˈnal/, [ĩɱ.feɾˈnal]

Adjective[edit]

infernal (plural infernales)

  1. (relational) hell; infernal (of or relating to hell)
  2. infernal, hellish (diabolical, fiendish)
  3. infernal, hellish, hellacious, hell of (very annoying, damned)

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