noun, plural in·fer·nos.
- inferiority complex,
- infernal machine,
Origin of inferno
Examples from the Web for inferno
You go right straight into the inferno, and when you get older, you pull back.
Their captivity was a pretty big story for a while, but then came September, and the inferno of Lower Manhattan.The Right Didn’t Mind When Bush Paid a Ransom to Terrorists|Michael Tomasky|June 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now Paradise and the Inferno are understood philosophically as states of being, not places on a chart.
A sitcom conceived by, written by, and starring her understandably ignited an inferno of buzz.
Still, one can easily envision hordes clutching their dog-eared paperbacks of Inferno straining to find the flag.Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’ Sparks Dante Fever in Florence|Barbie Latza Nadeau|May 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He had seen the gates of the Inferno, and was now snatched up to Paradise.The Price of Love|Arnold Bennett
See the "Inferno" of Dante, where this motto is inscribed over the entrance into the abodes of woe.The Works of William Cowper|William Cowper
Human endurance could not stand before this carnage, and the brave Missourians fled from the inferno.The Civil War Through the Camera|Henry W. (Henry William) Elson
In the Inferno she sees all the wicked vices in action, and in the Paradise the graces attending on their queen Sensibility.William Blake|Charles Gardner
We rested for a day there, and planned to make a journey of ten miles across country, to the falls of the Caldeirao do Inferno.The Sea and the Jungle|H. M. Tomlinson
noun plural -nos
Word Origin for inferno
1834, from Italian inferno, from Latin infernus (see infernal).