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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


Synonymsconflagration


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


Antonymsheaven









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