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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Infernal  \In*fer"nal\,  n. 
  An  inhabitant  of  the  infernal  regions;  also  the  place 
  itself  [Obs.]  --Drayton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Infernal  \In*fer"nal\,  a.  [F.  infernal,  L.  infernalis  fr 
  infernus  that  which  lies  beneath,  the  lower.  See  {Inferior}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  The  Elysian  fields,  the  infernal  monarchy.  --Garth. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  The  instruments  or  abettors  in  such  infernal 
  dealings.  --Addison. 
 
  {Infernal  machine},  a  machine  or  apparatus  maliciously 
  designed  to  explode,  and  destroy  life  or  property. 
 
  {Infernal  stone}  (lapis  infernalis),  lunar  caustic;  formerly 
  so  called  The  name  was  also  applied  to  caustic  potash. 
 
  Syn:  Tartarean;  Stygian;  hellish;  devilish;  diabolical; 
  satanic;  fiendish;  malicious. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  infernal 
  adj  1:  characteristic  of  or  resembling  hell;  "infernal  heat  and 
  noise" 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {demonic},  {diabolic}, 
  {diabolical},  {fiendish},  {hellish},  {satanic},  {unholy}] 
  3:  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";  "tired  or 
  his  everlasting  whimpering";  "an  infernal  nuisance"  [syn: 
  {blasted},  {blame},  {blamed},  {blessed},  {damn},  {damned}, 
  {darned},  {deuced},  {everlasting},  {goddam},  {goddamn},  {goddamned}] 
  4:  relating  to  or  inhabiting  hell;  "his  infernal  majesty"; 
  "infernal  fires";  "infernal  punishments" 
  5:  being  of  a  lower  world  of  the  dead;  "infernal  regions"  [ant: 
  {supernal}] 
  n  :  an  inhabitant  of  hell;  "his  roar  made  the  infernals  quake" 




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