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1. incubus

noun. a male demon believed to lie on sleeping persons and to have sexual intercourse with sleeping women.

Synonyms

  • devil
  • daemon
  • demon
  • daimon

Antonyms

  • exclusion
  • disequilibrium
  • acceptance
  • equilibrium

Etymology

  • incubus (Latin)
  • incubo (Latin)

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2. incubus

noun. a situation resembling a terrifying dream.

Synonyms

  • nightmare

Etymology

  • incubus (Latin)
  • incubo (Latin)

3. incubus

noun. someone who depresses or worries others.

Synonyms

  • unpleasant person

Antonyms

  • rejection

Etymology

  • incubus (Latin)
  • incubo (Latin)

Sentences with incubus


1. Noun, singular or mass
This scenario could lead to deflation, a major incubus for public officials because it slows the economy.

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