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  • adj.fateful
  • nounfire of hell; punishment

synonyms for hellfire

  • grave
  • mortal
  • apocalyptic
  • apocalyptical
  • baneful
  • calamitous
  • cataclysmic
  • catastrophic
  • destructive
  • dire
  • direful
  • disastrous
  • fatal
  • lethal
  • ominous
  • portentous
  • ruinous
  • unlucky
See also synonyms for: hellfires
  • inferno
  • blazes
  • fire and brimstone
  • living hell
  • hell
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How to use hellfire in a sentence

I’ve grown up in church most of my life, and it felt suffocating trying to explore my sexuality when everything I was being taught told me my feelings were sinful and I would “burn in hellfire” for them.
FIRST REJECTED, THEN OUTED IN CHURCH, BISEXUAL TEEN QUESTIONS CHRISTIANITYSPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON BLADEJUNE 16, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
You're going to have hellfire come down on you from the media and these corporations, so you have to stand your ground.
THE TRAILER: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE MAJORITY DOESN'T RULE?DAVID WEIGELAPRIL 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
A gentleman commoner of Queen's was president of a 'hellfire club,' and brutal horseplay was still practised upon the weaker lads.
THE ENGLISH UTILITARIANS, VOLUME I.LESLIE STEPHEN
"Hellfire Herbert" got his horse shot under him when they were within about 200 yards.
THE NEW YORK TIMES CURRENT HISTORY: THE EUROPEAN WAR, FEBRUARY, 1915VARIOUS
Philippe's eyes flashed hellfire, one instant; but the next instant it was gone, and he sat impassive, Brummellean-polite.
THE FRENCH REVOLUTIONTHOMAS CARLYLE
An order of the English council was issued to suppress Hellfire clubs.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
There'd have to be hellfire before anybody'd believe my story.
OF STEGNER'S FOLLYRICHARD S. SHAVER
Every little black devil of a machine gun tore loose with hellfire.
NEW YORK TIMES CURRENT HISTORY: THE EUROPEAN WAR, VOL. 8, PT. 2, NO. 1, JULY 1918VARIOUS
One of the preachers whom Mr. Charrington enlisted under his banner was known as "Hellfire Tom."
THE GREAT ACCEPTANCECYRIL ARTHUR EDWARD RANGER GULL
But he said, "If there are gods, I doubt if they'd intrust a priesthood to threaten their created humanity with hellfire."
FRIGID FRACASDALLAS MCCORD REYNOLDS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO HELLFIRE

  • everlasting fire
  • everlasting torment
  • hellfire
  • lake of fire and brimstone
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