infernal infernal  /ɪn ˈfɜr nəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an inhabitant of Hell
  2. (adj) characteristic of or resembling Hell
  3. (adj) extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell
  4. (adj) expletives used informally as intensifiers
  5. (adj) of or pertaining to or characteristic of a very uncontrolled and intense fire
  6. (adj) being of the underworld

Usage(s):

  1. From childhood, he had an instinctive feel for all things pyrotechnic; he was intrigued by the infernal powders that fuel firecrackers and sticks of tnt.
  2. But Berkowitz said he was the devil and that he transmitted his orders through the infernal and incessant barkings of his dog, Harvey.
  3. But one of our favorites is downright infernal.

News

  1. World Cup starts one year from today. Will Brazil be ready?

    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil -- Imagina na Copa. The pessimist's war cry can be heard at the water cooler and in the elevator, in the padaria (bakery) and the bar. If you think Brazil's infernal traffic, dizzying crime rates and frequent airport chaos are bad now, then just imagine what it will be like during the World Cup.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  2. James Young: Brazil prepares for 2014 World Cup: one year out

    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil -- Imagina na Copa. The pessimist's war cry can be heard at the water cooler and in the elevator, in the padaria (bakery) and the bar. If you think Brazil's infernal traffic, dizzying crime rates and frequent airport chaos are bad now, then just imagine what it will be like during the World Cup.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  3. ‘Goodfellas’ Unite! Ray Liotta Joins Exec Producer Martin Scorsese In ‘Revenge Of The Green Dragons’

    Ray Liotta has joined Revenge Of The Green Dragons , the thriller helmed by Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo, with production beginning in New York. The triad thriller is executive produced by Martin Scorsese and is fully financed by IM Global ’s prolific genre label Octane. Scorsese’s Best Picture Oscar-winning The Departed was a remake of Lau’s Hong Kong gangster film Infernal Affairs . Liotta will ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Deadline Hollywood

Quotes

  1. As Defense Secretary Robert Gates laid out his case for the extra money in a Senate hearing, senior Democrat Robert Byrd said the "nefarious, infernal war in Iraq" had now cost more than 450 billion dollars on its own.
    on Sep 26, 2007 By: Robert Byrd Source: Africasia

  2. "We need to bring an end to this suicide trend that is shocking to everyone.......... We must break this infernal spiral," Mr Lombard said at a joint news conference with French Labour Minister Xavier Darcos this week.
    on Sep 16, 2009 By: Didier Lombard Source: NEWS.com.au

  3. "Nobody should dare to threaten humanity this way. We will not allow the US to impose its infernal domination on Iran again with these threats," Ayatollah Khamenei said, quoted by Fars news agency.
    on Apr 21, 2010 By: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Source: AFP

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