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English definition of “infernal”

infernal

adjective uk   /ɪnˈfɜː.nəl/ us    /-ˈfɝː-/
[before noun] old-fashioned very bad or unpleasant: What an infernal noise!Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad having the qualities of hell (= place to which someone people believe bad people go after death): He described a journey through the infernal world.Hell
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