Synonyms of hell in English:

hell


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noun

1‘they feared they would be consumed by flames in hell’

SYNONYMS

the netherworld, the abode of the dead, the land of the dead, the infernal regions, the Inferno, the nether regions, the abyss

the abode of the damned, eternal damnation, eternal punishment, perdition

hellfire, fire and brimstone

Gehenna, Tophet, Abaddon

Sheol

Hades, Tartarus, Acheron

Avernus

Niflheim

literary the pit, the shades

archaic the lower world

ANTONYMS

heaven

2‘he made her life hell’

SYNONYMS

a misery, purgatory, hell on earth, torture, agony, a torment, a nightmare, an ordeal, a trauma

suffering, affliction, anguish, wretchedness, woe, tribulation, trials and tribulations

ANTONYMS

paradise


Phrases

    get hell

      ‘later he got hell from his father’

      SYNONYMS

      be severely reprimanded, be upbraided, be scolded, get a scolding, be admonished, be castigated, be rebuked, be chastised, be censured, be criticized severely, be taken to task, get into trouble, be hauled over the coals

      catch it, get what for, be told off, get into deep water, get into hot water, get into shtook, get a dressing-down, get an earful, get a roasting, get a rocket, get a rollicking, get a rap over the knuckles, get a slap on the wrist

      ANTONYMS

      be praised, be commended

    give someone hell

      1‘when the truth came out I gave him hell’

      SYNONYMS

      reprimand severely, rebuke, admonish, chastise, chide, upbraid, reprove, reproach, scold, remonstrate with, berate, take to task, pull up, castigate, lambaste, read someone the Riot Act, give someone a piece of one's mind, haul over the coals, lecture, criticize, censure

      tell off, give someone a talking-to, give someone a telling-off, dress down, give someone a dressing-down, give someone an earful, give someone a roasting, give someone a rocket, give someone a rollicking, rap, rap over the knuckles, slap someone's wrist, send someone away with a flea in their ear, let someone have it, bawl out, come down hard on, blow up, pitch into, lay into, lace into, give someone a caning, blast, rag, keelhaul

      British

      tick off, have a go at, carpet, give someone a mouthful, tear someone off a strip, give someone what for, give someone some stick, wig, give someone a wigging

      North American

      chew out, ream out

      Australian

      monster

      British vulgar slang

      bollock, give someone a bollocking

      North American vulgar slang

      chew someone's ass, ream someone's ass

      dated

      call down, rate, give someone a rating, trim

      rare

      reprehend, objurgate

      ANTONYMS

      praise, commend

      2‘she gave me hell when I was her junior’

      SYNONYMS

      harass, hound, plague, badger, harry, pester, bother, worry, annoy, trouble, bully, intimidate, pick on, bait, molest, bedevil, victimize, terrorize

      North American

      devil

      hassle, give someone a hard time, get on someone's back, make it hot for someone, make things hot for someone

      Australian

      heavy

      ANTONYMS

      leave in peace

    hell for leather

      ‘the cars went hurtling down the lane, hell for leather’

      SYNONYMS

      as fast as possible, as quickly as possible, very fast, very quickly, very rapidly, very speedily, very swiftly, hurriedly, at full speed, at the double, at full tilt, at full pelt, headlong, hotfoot, post-haste, pell-mell, helter-skelter, at the speed of light, at breakneck speed, like an arrow from a bow

      informal

      like a bat out of hell, at a lick, like the wind, like greased lightning, at warp speed, like a bomb, like mad, like crazy, like blazes

      British informal

      like the clappers, at a rate of knots, like billy-o

      North American informal

      lickety-split

      literary

      apace, hurry-scurry

      ANTONYMS

      at moderate speed

    raise hell