Hellbent



[hel-bent] /ˈhɛlˌbɛnt/

adjective
1.
stubbornly or recklessly determined.
2.
going at terrific speed.
adverb
3.
in a hellbent manner; with reckless determination; at full speed.
/ˌhɛlˈbɛnt/
adjective
1.
(informal) (postpositive) and foll by on. strongly or rashly intent
adj.

also hell-bent, 1835, U.S., originally slang, from hell + bent (1).

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