Definición de underworld en inglés:

underworld

Saltos de línea: under|world
Pronunciación: /ˈʌndəwəːld
 
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sustantivo

1The world of criminals or of organized crime: a man reputed to be a godfather of the Glasgow underworld [as modifier]: a prominent underworld figure
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It is suggested that an underworld crime figure planned to grab the mother and her child and to demand a six figure sum.
  • Detectives hunting a gunman who executed a father-of-three in a gangland murder have appealed to the criminal underworld to help nail the killer.
  • Too late they discover that he is an underworld crime lord, and that crossing him results in an inevitable slow and painful death.
Sinónimos
criminal world, world of crime, organized crime;
informal gangland, mob, mobsters
2The mythical abode of the dead, imagined as being under the earth.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • To gain entrance to this forbidden domain she threatened to break down the gates of the underworld, free the dead and devour the living.
  • She also guides Persephone to the underworld and back twice a year and thus has a part to play in the seasons.
  • During the last six millennia, the hero's journey to the underworld of the dead has been a main part of epic storylines.
Sinónimos
the netherworld, the land/abode of the dead, the infernal regions, the nether regions, hell, the abyss;
the abode of the damned, eternal damnation, eternal punishment, perdition;
Biblical Gehenna, Tophet, Abaddon;
Judaism Sheol;
Greek Mythology Hades, Tartarus, Acheron;
Roman Mythology Avernus;
Scandinavian Mythology Niflheim;
literary the pit, the shades
archaic the lower world

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