perdition

Perdition is mainly a religious concept from Christianity that means hell or eternal damnation. Perdition doesn't sound like a lot of fun.

If you hear someone say "the fires of perdition," they're talking about the fires of hell. Perdition refers to hell, and especially the religious idea of eternal damnation: suffering for an endless period of time after death. You can also use this word for a more earthly kind of suffering. When you have three exams and an essay due on the same day, you might exclaim, "I'm in perdition!" When you see the word perdition, think "suffering"

Definitions of perdition
  1. noun
    (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment
    “"Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton”
    synonyms: Hell, Inferno, infernal region, nether region, pit
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    Antonyms:
    Heaven
    the abode of God and the angels
    types:
    Gehenna, Tartarus
    a place where the wicked are punished after death
    hellfire, red region
    a place of eternal fire envisaged as punishment for the damned
    type of:
    fictitious place, imaginary place, mythical place
    a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings
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