V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: in many religions, the state of everlasting suffering or punishment--hell or damnation

Synonyms: hell, damnation, abyss, agony, anguish, punishment, suffering, torment

Antonyms: heaven, utopia, bliss

Tips: Perdition is derived from the Late Latin perditionem, "ruin, destruction." Perdition used to mean "being lost or destroyed." It is now generally only used to mean "hell."

Usage Examples:

The priest believed the man's drinking habits were sending him on the road to perdition. (suffering, damnation)

The pastor preached about eternal life and the flames of perdition. (hell)

Even though he wanted to quit, he knew he had to remain in the perdition of law school for another year. (agony, torment)

I don't believe in perdition, only heaven. (hell)

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