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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Late Latin infernalis, from infernus 'hell'

infernal

adjective
     
in‧fer‧nal
1 [only before noun] old-fashioned used to express anger or annoyance about something:
I wish the children would stop that infernal noise.
2 literary relating to hell and evil
infernally adverb

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