- Badass, wicked.
That was a hellacious explosion.
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hellacious — 1930s, college slang, from HELL (Cf. hell) + fanciful ending (Cf. BODACIOUS (Cf. bodacious)) … Etymology dictionary
hellacious — ☆ hellacious [he lā′shəs ] adj. [prob. fanciful formation from HELL OF A (see HELL) + ACIOUS] Slang very great, bad, unbearable, etc … English World dictionary
hellacious — [hel”ejas] 1. mod. wild; excellent. (Use caution with hell.) □ What a hellacious good time we had! □ Sally throws one hellacious party. 2. mod. terrible. □ The food was just hellacious. Yuck! □ … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
hellacious — /he lay sheuhs/, adj. Slang. 1. remarkable; astonishing: They re raising a hellacious amount of money in taxes. 2. formidably difficult: We had a hellacious time getting here in the blizzard. Also, hellaceous. [HELL + acious (extracted from… … Universalium
hellacious — adj American a. appalling, awful, horrifying. A hyperbolic term mainly used and presumably coined by educated speakers, this is an invented elaboration of hellish . ► Well, we made it but we had a truly hel lacious flight. (US visitor to the UK,… … Contemporary slang
hellacious — hel•la•cious [[t]hɛˈleɪ ʃəs[/t]] adj. Slang. 1) cvb sts remarkable; outstanding 2) cvb sts formidable, as in severity or difficulty: a hellacious thunderstorm[/ex] • Etymology: 1925–30, amer.; hell+ acious (extracted from audacious, etc.) … From formal English to slang
hellacious — adjective Etymology: hell + acious (as in audacious) Date: 1929 1. exceptionally powerful or violent 2. remarkably good 3. extremely difficult 4. extraordinarily large • hellaciously adverb … New Collegiate Dictionary
hellacious — adjective a) nasty, repellent b) remarkable, unbelievable, unusual See Also: hellaciously … Wiktionary
hellacious — hell|a|cious [ he leıʃəs ] adjective AMERICAN INFORMAL extremely good, bad, or impressive … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
hellacious — [hɛ leɪʃəs] adjective N. Amer. informal very great, bad, or overwhelming. Derivatives hellaciously adverb Origin 1930s: from hell + acious, perh. suggested by bodacious … English new terms dictionary