nightmare definition

  • noun:
    • A dream arousing emotions of intense worry, scary, and stress.
    • An event or experience that is intensely upsetting.
    • A demon or spirit as soon as considered to plague resting people.
    • A female demon or monster, thought to affect individuals while they slept and cause a feeling of suffocation and terror while asleep.
    • a rather bad or frightening fantasy.
    • Any bad, unhappy, difficult or terrifying situation or encounter that arouses anxiety, horror, agony or great displeasure.
    • A fiend or incubus formerly designed to trigger difficulty in rest.
    • A trerrifying or oppressive dream characterized by a sense of helplessness in the face of risk, extreme uneasiness or vexation (by weight on chest or belly, impossibility of motion or speech, etc.) or extreme anxiety, from which one wakes in a troubled state of mind.
    • Any daunting, oppressive, or terrifying knowledge resembling a nightmare{2} particularly in the shortcoming to flee from a distressing scenario.
    • An incubus or wicked character that oppresses people while asleep.
    • An oppressed condition while sleeping, followed closely by a sense of intense concern, scary, or anxiety, or of incapacity to escape from some threatened risk or from seeking phantoms or beasts. Also called incubus.
    • Any overpowering, oppressive, or stupefying influence.
    • a scenario resembling a terrifying dream
    • a terrifying or deeply upsetting fantasy

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