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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

I always wished for this, but it's almost turning into more of a nightmare than a dream.
Eminem

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

The question of sexual dominance can exist only in the nightmare of that soul which has armed itself, totally, against the possibility of the changing motion of conquest and surrender, which is love.
James A. Baldwin

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

Never, ever become a writer. It's a nightmare.
Alain de Botton
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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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