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 for Infernal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Infernal \In*fer"nal\, n.
     An inhabitant of the infernal regions; also, the place
     itself. [Obs.] --Drayton.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Infernal \In*fer"nal\, a. [F. infernal, L. infernalis, fr.
     infernus that which lies beneath, the lower. See Inferior.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. Of or pertaining to or suitable for the lower regions,
        inhabited, according to the ancients, by the dead;
        pertaining to Pluto's realm of the dead, the Tartarus of
        the ancients.
        [1913 Webster]
              The Elysian fields, the infernal monarchy. --Garth.
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     2. Of or pertaining to, resembling, or inhabiting, hell;
        suitable for hell, or to the character of the inhabitants
        of hell; hellish; diabolical; as, infernal spirits, or
        [1913 Webster]
              The instruments or abettors in such infernal
              dealings.                             --Addison.
        [1913 Webster]
     Infernal machine, a machine or apparatus maliciously
        designed to explode, and destroy life or property.
     Infernal+stone+({lapis+infernalis">Infernal stone ({lapis infernalis), lunar caustic;
        formerly so called. The name was also applied to caustic
     Syn: Tartarean; Stygian; hellish; devilish; diabolical;
          satanic; fiendish; malicious.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: characteristic of or resembling Hell; "infernal noise";
             "infernal punishment"
      2: extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting
         hell; "something demonic in him--something that could be
         cruel"; "fires lit up a diabolic scene"; "diabolical
         sorcerers under the influence of devils"; "a fiendish
         despot"; "hellish torture"; "infernal instruments of war";
         "satanic cruelty"; "unholy grimaces" [syn: demonic,
         diabolic, diabolical, fiendish, hellish, infernal,
         satanic, unholy]
      3: expletives used informally as intensifiers; "he's a blasted
         idiot"; "it's a blamed shame"; "a blame cold winter"; "not a
         blessed dime"; "I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or
         goddamned) if I'll do any such thing"; "he's a damn (or
         goddam or goddamned) fool"; "a deuced idiot"; "an infernal
         nuisance" [syn: blasted, blame, blamed, blessed,
         damn, damned, darned, deuced, goddam, goddamn,
         goddamned, infernal]
      4: of or pertaining to or characteristic of a very uncontrolled
         and intense fire; "infernal heat"
      5: being of the underworld; "infernal regions" [ant: supernal]
      n 1: an inhabitant of Hell; "his roar made the infernals quake"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  100 Moby Thesaurus words for "infernal":
     Acherontic, Draconian, Hadean, Lethean, Mephistophelian, Plutonian,
     Plutonic, Stygian, Tartarean, absolute, animal, anthropophagous,
     atrocious, barbaric, barbarous, beastly, bestial, blamed, blasted,
     blessed, bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody-minded, brutal, brutalized,
     brute, brutish, cannibalistic, chthonian, chthonic, cimmerian,
     confounded, cruel, cruel-hearted, cursed, cussed, damnable, damned,
     demoniac, demoniacal, demonic, demonical, devilish, diabolic,
     diabolical, dire, downright, dreadful, evil, execrable, fell,
     feral, ferocious, fiendish, fiendlike, fierce, flagitious,
     ghoulish, heinous, hellborn, hellish, inhuman, inhumane,
     iniquitous, maleficent, malevolent, malicious, murderous, nether,
     out-and-out, outright, pandemoniac, pandemonic, plutonian,
     plutonic, purgatorial, ruthless, sadistic, sanguinary, sanguineous,
     satanic, savage, sharkish, sinister, slavering, straight-out,
     stygian, subhuman, sulfurous, thoroughgoing, truculent,
     unchristian, uncivilized, underworld, ungodly, unhuman, vicious,
     villainous, wicked, wolfish

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