What does hellish mean?

Definitions for hellish
ˈhɛl ɪʃhellish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beastly, hellish, god-awfuladjective

    very unpleasant

    "hellish weather"; "stop that god-awful racket"

  2. demonic, diabolic, diabolical, fiendish, hellish, infernal, satanic, unholyadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. hellishadjective

    Causing pain, discomfort or distress.

    I woke up from a hellish noise coming from the house next door.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Hellishadjective

    Etymology: from hell.

    No benefits shall ever allay that diabolical rancour that ferments in some hellish breasts, but that it will foam out at its foul mouth in slander. Robert South, Sermons.

    Victory and triumph to the son of God,
    Now entering his great duel, not of arms,
    But to vanquish by wisdom hellish wiles. Paradise Regain’d.

    O thou celestial or infernal spirit of love, or what other heavenly or hellish title thou list to have, for effects of both I find in myself, have compassion of me. Philip Sidney, b. i.

Wikipedia

  1. hellish

    In religion and folklore, hell is a location or state in the afterlife in which evil souls are subjected to punitive suffering, most often through torture, as eternal punishment after death. Religions with a linear divine history often depict hells as eternal destinations, the biggest examples of which are Christianity and Islam, whereas religions with reincarnation usually depict a hell as an intermediary period between incarnations, as is the case in the dharmic religions. Religions typically locate hell in another dimension or under Earth's surface. Other afterlife destinations include heaven, paradise, purgatory, limbo, and the underworld. Other religions, which do not conceive of the afterlife as a place of punishment or reward, merely describe an abode of the dead, the grave, a neutral place that is located under the surface of Earth (for example, see Kur, Hades, and Sheol). Such places are sometimes equated with the English word hell, though a more correct translation would be "underworld" or "world of the dead". The ancient Mesopotamian, Greek, Roman, and Finnic religions include entrances to the underworld from the land of the living.

ChatGPT

  1. hellish

    Hellish refers to something extremely unpleasant, difficult or causing great suffering, as though it comes from or belongs to hell. It is used to describe conditions that are horrifying, intense, or exceptionally terrible.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hellishadjective

    of or pertaining to hell; like hell; infernal; malignant; wicked; detestable; diabolical

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hellish in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hellish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of hellish in a Sentence

  1. Tom Waits:

    The world is a hellish place, and bad writing is destroying the quality of our suffering.

  2. Michael Way:

    Our hypothesis is that Venus may have had a stable climate for billions of years. It is possible that the near-global resurfacing event is responsible for its transformation from an Earth-like climate to the hellish hothouse we see today.

  3. Raoul Vaneigem:

    Work to survive, survive by consuming, survive to consume the hellish cycle is complete.

  4. Raoul Vaneigem:

    Work to survive, survive by consuming, survive to consume: the hellish cycle is complete.

  5. Dale Carnegie:

    When we hate our enemies, we are giving them power over us: power over our sleep, our appetites, our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness. Our enemies would dance with joy if only they knew how they were worrying us, lacerating us, and getting even with us! Our hate is not hurting them at all, but our hate is turning our own days and nights into a hellish turmoil.

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