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English noun: inferno

1. inferno (location) any place of pain and turmoil

SamplesThe hell of battle.
The inferno of the engine room.
When you're alone Christmas is the pits.

Synonymshell, hell on earth, hellhole, snake pit, the pits

Broader (hypernym)part, region

2. inferno (event) a very intense and uncontrolled fire


Broader (hypernym)fire

Narrower (hyponym)wildfire

3. Inferno (cognition) (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment

SamplesHurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell.
A demon from the depths of the pit.
Hell is paved with good intentions.

SynonymsHell, infernal region, nether region, perdition, pit

Broader (hypernym)fictitious place, imaginary place, mythical place

Narrower (hyponym)Gehenna, hellfire, red region, Tartarus

Domain categoryChristian religion, Christianity


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