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English definition of “hell”

hell

noun     /hel/
PLACE [U] B2 according to some religions , the place where bad people go when they die Life after death
EXPERIENCE [U] informal B2 an experience that is very unpleasant : It's been hell working with him.Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
the hell informal B2 used to emphasize something in a rude or angry way: What the hell are you doing here?Expressions of anger
a/one hell of a informal used to say that someone or something is very good, big , etc : a hell of a noise He's one hell of a tennis player .InterjectionsSounds used as interjections
from hell informal used to say that someone or something is extremely bad : We had the holiday from hell.Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for badInformal words for badRubbish and wasteSerious and unpleasantNot of good quality
like hell informal very much: It's raining like hell out there.Intensifying expressions
(Definition of hell noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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