Definitions for: Infernal


[n] an inhabitant of hell; "his roar made the infernals quake"
[adj] expletives used informally as intensifiers; "he's a blasted idiot"; "it's a blamed shame"; "a blame cold winter"; "not a blessed dime"; "I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing"; "he's a damn (or goddam or goddamned) fool"; "a deuced idiot"; "tired or his everlasting whimpering"; "an infernal nuisance"
[adj] extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell; "something demonic in him--something that could be cruel"; "fires lit up a diabolic scene"; "diabolical sorcerers under the influence of devils"; "a fiendish despot"; "hellish torture"; "infernal instruments of war"; "satanic cruelty"; "unholy grimaces"
[adj] being of a lower world of the dead; "infernal regions"
[adj] characteristic of or resembling hell; "infernal heat and noise"
[adj] relating to or inhabiting hell; "his infernal majesty"; "infernal fires"; "infernal punishments"



Webster (1913) Definition: In*fer"nal, a. [F. infernal, L. infernalis, fr.
infernus that which lies beneath, the lower. See Inferior.]
1. Of or pertaining to or suitable for the lower regions,
inhabited, according to the ancients, by the dead;
pertaining to Pluto's realm of the dead, the Tartarus of
the ancients.

The Elysian fields, the infernal monarchy. --Garth.

2. Of or pertaining to, resembling, or inhabiting, hell;
suitable for hell, or to the character of the inhabitants
of hell; hellish; diabolical; as, infernal spirits, or
conduct.

The instruments or abettors in such infernal
dealings. --Addison.

Infernal machine, a machine or apparatus maliciously
designed to explode, and destroy life or property.

Infernal stone (lapis infernalis), lunar caustic; formerly
so called. The name was also applied to caustic potash.

Syn: Tartarean; Stygian; hellish; devilish; diabolical;
satanic; fiendish; malicious.


In*fer"nal, n.
An inhabitant of the infernal regions; also, the place
itself. [Obs.] --Drayton.

Synonyms: blame, blamed, blasted, blessed, chthonian, chthonic, cursed, curst, damn, damned, darned, demonic, deuced, diabolic, diabolical, everlasting, evil, fiendish, goddam, goddamn, goddamned, Hadean, hellish, lower, nether, Plutonian, satanic, Stygian, Tartarean, unholy, wicked

Antonyms: supernal

See Also: dead person, dead soul, deceased, deceased person, decedent, departed

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