infernal

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

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, []

AntonymsEdit

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

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TranslationsEdit

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NounEdit

infernal (plural infernals)

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

ReferencesEdit

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


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin infernālis.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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 FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin infernālis

AdjectiveEdit

infernal m (oblique and nominative feminine singular infernale)

  1. infernal (relating to hell)

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

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

PortugueseEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French infernal, from Latin infernalis.

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. infernal

DeclensionEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin infernalis.

PronunciationEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

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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