nightmare
noun Etymology: Middle English, from 1night + 1mare Date: 14th century 1. an evil spirit formerly thought to oppress people during sleep 2. a frightening dream that usually awakens the sleeper 3. something (as an experience, situation, or object) having the monstrous character of a nightmare or producing a feeling of anxiety or terror • nightmare adjectivenightmarish adjectivenightmarishly adverb

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