a place totally lacking in comfort, cleanliness, order, etc.
a place or establishment noted for its illegal or immoral practices.
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How to use hellhole in a sentence
What’s more, we live in a reality where too many people try to turn the world into an elaborate conspiracy-driven hellhole, where everybody is trying to keep the truth from you and the villains are hidden in shadow.TV’s buzziest shows aren’t trying to trick viewers anymore | Emily VanDerWerff | January 17, 2022 | Vox
If we don’t want to burn through every possible resource on the planet or end up in a plastic-choked hellhole like the one in Trashlands, we have to rethink how we use and reprocess waste.
By 1994, when Fear Street Part 1 takes place, Shadyside has been known for generations as a full-on hellhole.Netflix's Fear Street Trilogy Is Generic Straight-to-VHS Horror With Nostalgic Flair | Judy Berman | July 7, 2021 | Time
My parents retired to a total hellhole, not so much as a nearby playground, that requires a four-hour flight.Carolyn Hax: The parents vs. the pontoon boat: A vacation conundrum | Carolyn Hax | April 15, 2021 | Washington Post
They'd tell you immediately that we need security around our ambassador in a hellhole like Benghazi.
“This place was a hellhole,” says Akram Mohamed Ramadan, a rebel fighter who came to visit the prison on Friday.
From these headquarters, Maria Leon and her family had turned the neighborhood into a hellhole.
At least I could comfort myself with the thought that the mom and kid got out of that hellhole alive.
How did you research that portrait of Aden, which seems like the most terrifying hellhole I can imagine?
The flag which floats over every hellhole of mine and mill and prison?The Red Conspiracy | Joseph J. Mereto
But near the Mammoth Hot Springs is a hellhole that did attract me.Wild Animals at Home | Ernest Thompson Seton
British Dictionary definitions for hellhole
an unpleasant or evil place
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