Definition of Hellish

1. Adjective. Very unpleasant. "Stop that god-awful racket"

Exact synonyms: Beastly, God-awful
Similar to: Unpleasant
Derivative terms: Beastliness



2. Adjective. Extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell. "Unholy grimaces"
Exact synonyms: Demonic, Diabolic, Diabolical, Fiendish, Infernal, Satanic, Unholy
Similar to: Evil
Derivative terms: Demon, Devil, Unholiness

Definition of Hellish

1. a. Of or pertaining to hell; like hell; infernal; malignant; wicked; detestable; diabolical.

Definition of Hellish

1. Adjective. Causing pain, discomfort or distress. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hellish

1. horrible [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hellish

hellhags
hellhole
hellholes
hellhound
hellhounds
hellhouse
hellhouses
hellicat
hellicats
hellicograph
hellier
helliers
helling
hellion
hellions
hellish (current term)
hellishly
hellishness
hellishnesses
hellkite
hellkites
hellman
hello
hello girl
hello there
hello yourself, and see how you like it
helloed
helloes
helloing
hellos

Literary usage of Hellish

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1. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"When out the hellish legion sallied. . Tant o1 Shanter. lu. ... The Tree of Liberty. wi' holy robes, But hellish spirit. . To Rev. J. M'Math. Hell-ward. ..."

2. Arnould on the Law of Marine Insurance by Joseph Arnould (1887)
"34. the policy did not contain the worda 4 Andrews t'. hellish, in error, 5 "backwards and forwards" (see Taunt, 496, hellish v. Andrews, 10 East, 312); ..."

3. Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe (1895)
"... thrown into the common graves of every parish with these hellish charms and trumpery hanging about their necks, remains to be spoken of as we go along. ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN, Sidney Lee (1886)
"... dark insinuations of hellish groundless envy,' avowing his attachment to the British constitution, and saying 1 hat he was unnerved by the thoughts of ..."

5. English Eccentrics and Eccentricities by John Timbs (1866)
"COLONEL hellish. The star of the race-course of modern times was the late Colonel hellish, certainly the cleverest man of his day, as regards the science ..."

6. The Life and Theatrical Times of Charles Kean, F.S.A. by Fanny Kemble, Kate Field, John William Cole (1882)
"A most notoriously atrocious, dissolute, hellish slave-owner died, and one of his slaves —an old woman—said to a lady, " Massa prayed God so to forgive him ..."

7. The Wonders of the Invisible World: Being an Account of the Tryals of by Cotton Mather, Increase Mather (1862)
"... and hellish Conjurations, may cause a false Representation of Persons and Things. ... hellish ..."

8. Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years Personal Experience Among the Red Men by Richard Irving Dodge (1884)
"... hellish Ingenuity — Exultation over a Captive — Cruelty of the Apaches — The Fate of Chihuahua — A Band of Fiends — Bound Naked to the Cactus — Left to ..."

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