Word For The Day. "Nightmare"

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  nightmare nahyt-mair ]

Synonyms: bad dream, night terrors, incubus, ephialtes, ordeal, horror, etc.

Definition of nightmare


   a terrifying dream in which the dreamer experiences feelings of helplessness, extreme anxiety, sorrow, etc.

     She had a nightmare about Alex being stabbed.
     It was unreal. Like some crazy childhood nightmare.
a condition, thought, or experience suggestive of a nightmare:
     Life with him was a nightmare.
     It was the moment she realized her nightmare was beginning.

(formerly) a monster or evil spirit believed to oppress persons during sleep.
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