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Definition of Nightmare

Nightmare

  1. A fiend or incubus formerly supposed to cause trouble in sleep.
  2. A condition in sleep usually caused by improper eating or by digestive or nervous troubles, and characterized by a sense of extreme uneasiness or discomfort (as of weight on the chest or stomach, impossibility of motion or speech, etc.), or by frightful or oppressive dreams, from which one wakes after extreme anxiety, in a troubled state of mind; incubus.
  3. Hence, any overwhelming, oppressive, or stupefying influence.

Nightmare Quotations

For many, the American dream has become a nightmare.
Bernie Sanders

Teamwork makes the dream work, but a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team.
John C. Maxwell

I hate being the heartbreaker. Hate it. If I date somebody and it doesn't work out, it's another nightmare for me.
John Mayer

Each time I'm starting to work on a film, even if I love to settle the plot in the real world, I start to think about the plot as a fairy tale, or a dream, or a nightmare... As if it was the best way to tell the truth about characters or narration, instead of realism.
Arnaud Desplechin

Packing is always a nightmare.
Stefanie Powers
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Nightmare Translations

nightmare in Dutch is angstdroom, nachtduivel, incubus
nightmare in French is cauchemar
nightmare in German is Alptraum {m}
nightmare in Spanish is pesadilla
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