hellbent

hellbent
hell•bent
[[t]ˈhɛlˌbɛnt[/t]] adj.
1) stubbornly or recklessly determined
2) going at terrific speed
3) in a hellbent manner
Etymology: 1825–35

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • hellbent — /hel bent /, adj. 1. stubbornly or recklessly determined. 2. going at terrific speed. adv. 3. in a hellbent manner; with reckless determination; at full speed. [1825 35, Amer.; HELL + BENT1] * * * …   Universalium

  • hellbent — adjective /ˈhɛlˌbɛnt/ Recklessly determined to do or achieve something He was hellbent on coming first, no matter what …   Wiktionary

  • hellbent — /hel bent /, adj. 1. stubbornly or recklessly determined. 2. going at terrific speed. adv. 3. in a hellbent manner; with reckless determination; at full speed. [1825 35, Amer.; HELL + BENT1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • hellbent — see hell bent …   English dictionary

  • hellbent — adj. reckless, impulsive; determined …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hellbent — adj dogged, set on, persistent. See determined …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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