What is another word for what the hell?

Pronunciation: [wˌɒt ðə hˈɛl] (IPA)

What the hell is a phrase that can be used to show surprise or frustration. However, as it is considered to be a mild word of profanity, it may not be suitable in formal situations. Synonyms for what the hell can be used as alternatives to express similar sentiments without the use of profanity. Some synonyms include what in the world, what on earth, what the heck, and what in tarnation. Additionally, other phrases such as oh my goodness, good grief, and holy cow can also convey a sense of surprise or displeasure in a more socially acceptable manner.

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What are the hypernyms for What the hell?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

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Famous quotes with What the hell

  • I'd heard he was good, and what the hell sense does it make not to hire somebody because of their color?
    Walter Annenberg
  • But if you cover the World Series on the news or do a feature on an Ali boxing match then all of a sudden ears go up all over the place and people say what the hell are you doing. The reason for that is that we're doing something that people are really interested in.
    Roone Arledge
  • I spent two weeks prancing around a studio in Queens in my underwear with nine other guys. They were long days. But what the hell, it was Calvin Klein.
    Michael Bergin
  • I wanted to do the whole album in black and white, and it really killed me that when you see it in the light it's got green in it. I don't know what the hell that was about.
    Nuno Bettencourt
  • When some guy shows up with a shopping bag full of records and CD's and wants me to sign every one plus fifteen pieces of blank paper I wonder what the hell is he doing with all of that?
    Jimmy Carl Black

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