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Definitions for infernal
ɪnˈfɜr nlin·fer·nal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. infernaladjective

    an inhabitant of Hell

    "his roar made the infernals quake"

  2. infernaladjective

    characteristic of or resembling Hell

    "infernal noise"; "infernal punishment"

  3. 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"

  4. blasted, blame, blamed, blessed, damn, damned, darned, deuced, goddam, goddamn, goddamned, infernaladjective

    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"; "an infernal nuisance"

  5. infernaladjective

    of or pertaining to or characteristic of a very uncontrolled and intense fire

    "infernal heat"

  6. infernaladjective

    being of the underworld

    "infernal regions"


  1. infernaladjective

    of, or relating to hell, or the world of the dead; hellish

  2. infernaladjective

    to a great fire or inferno

  3. infernaladjective

    stygian, gloomy

  4. infernaladjective

    diabolical or fiendish

  5. infernaladjective

    very annoying; damned

Webster Dictionary

  1. Infernaladjective

    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

  2. Infernaladjective

    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

  3. Infernalnoun

    an inhabitant of the infernal regions; also, the place itself


  1. Infernal

    Infernal is dance/pop group from Denmark, consisting of members Lina Rafn and Paw Lagermann. They made their Danish debut in 1997 with the release of the track "Sorti de L'enfer", and have gone on to international chart success in recent years. Their most successful single to date has been "From Paris to Berlin", which charted well in many European countries throughout 2006 and 2007. In addition to the original single, an alternate version was released in the UK titled "From London to Berlin", supporting England in the 2006 Football World Cup. Infernal have released four studio albums, with the 1998 debut album Infernal Affairs reaching double platinum sales in Denmark. Their mainstream breakthrough came with From Paris to Berlin from 2004, and the success continued with Electric Cabaret in 2008, certified with double platinum and platinum, respectively. Paw Lagermann and Lina Rafn have made a comeback in 2012 as a duo called Paw & Lina with the hit single "Stolt af mig selv?"

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Infernal

    in-fėr′nal, adj. belonging to the lower regions: resembling or suitable to hell, devilish: outrageous.—n. Infernal′ity.—adv. Infer′nally.—n. Infer′no (It.), hell, the title and the subject of one of the divisions of Dante's great poem, La Divina Commedia.—Infernal machine, a contrivance made to resemble some ordinary harmless object, but charged with a dangerous explosive. [Fr.,—L. infernusinferus.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of infernal in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of infernal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of infernal in a Sentence

  1. Arthur Koestler:

    When a person identifies himself with a group his critical faculties are diminished and his passions enhanced by a kind of emotive resonance. The individual is not a killer, the group is, and by identifying with it, the individual becomes one. This is the infernal dialect reflected in man's history.

  2. Jean Baudrillard:

    There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.

  3. George Bernard Shaw:

    The fickleness of the women I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.

  4. George Bernard Shaw:

    The fickleness of the women whom I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Reality is an infernal black comedy of truth, an ironic black humor of a life scenario, where justice is just sarcasm.

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