- stubbornly or recklessly determined.
- going at terrific speed.
- in a hellbent manner; with reckless determination; at full speed.
Origin of hellbent
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Related Wordsunwavering, dogged, energetic, diligent, inexhaustible, unflagging, relentless, assiduous, painstaking, vigorous, tireless, hell-bent, decided, preoccupied, resolved, firm, set, bent, watching, steady
Examples from the Web for hellbent
It's all for the good of the hellbent fellows the way things are arranged in this world at the present time.Blow The Man Down
Lively Woman is indeed, as Carlyle would put it, "hellbent" on purification of politics by adding herself as an ingredient.The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays
- (postpositive and foll by on) informal strongly or rashly intent
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Word Origin and History for hellbent
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