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Definition 1: noisy and unrestrained mischief - [noun denoting act]

Samples where hell or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • raising blazes

Synonyms for hell in the sense of this definition

(hell is a kind of ...) reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others

Definition 2: (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where hell or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for hell in the sense of this definition

(hell is a kind of ...) a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings

(... is a kind of hell ) a place where the wicked are punished after death

(... is a kind of hell ) a place of eternal fire envisaged as punishment for the damned

(hell belongs to category ...) a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior

Definition 3: (religion) the world of the dead - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where hell or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • No one goes to Hades with all his immense wealth

Synonyms for hell in the sense of this definition

(hell is a kind of ...) a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings

(hell is a part of ...) (Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which the souls of the dead were carried by Charon

(hell is a part of ...) (Greek mythology) a river in Hades that was said to be a tributary of the Acheron

(hell is a part of ...) (Greek mythology) a river in Hades; the souls of the dead had to drink from it, which made them forget all they had done and suffered when they were alive

(hell is a part of ...) (Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which Charon carried dead souls

(hell belongs to category ...) a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny

"he lost his faith but not his morality"

Definition 4: a cause of difficulty and suffering - [noun denoting event]

Samples where hell or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • war is hell
  • go to blazes

Synonyms for hell in the sense of this definition

(hell is a kind of ...) an event causing distress or pain

"what is the trouble?" "heart trouble"

Definition 5: any place of pain and turmoil - [noun denoting location]

Samples where hell or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the hell of battle
  • the inferno of the engine room
  • when you're alone Christmas is the pits

Synonyms for hell in the sense of this definition

(hell is a kind of ...) the extended spatial location of something

"the farming regions of France" "religions in all parts of the world" "regions of outer space"

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