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1. nightmare

noun. ['ˈnaɪtˌmɛr'] a situation resembling a terrifying dream.

Synonyms

  • incubus

Antonyms

  • disequilibrium
  • acceptance

Etymology

  • nightemare (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Nightmare

  • cosmair

Example sentences of the word nightmare


1. Noun, singular or mass
A dried ink stain on your favourite pair of chinos can be a bit of a nightmare.

Quotes containing the word nightmare


1. I'm not saying that love always takes you to heaven. Your life can become a nightmare. But that said, it is worth taking the risk.
- Paulo Coelho

2. I didn't want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that's really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you're so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.
- Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story

3. History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.
- James Joyce, Ulysses

2. nightmare

noun. ['ˈnaɪtˌmɛr'] a terrifying or deeply upsetting dream.

Synonyms

  • dreaming

Antonyms

  • wake
  • imperfection

Etymology

  • nightemare (Middle English (1100-1500))
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