Associations to the word «Nightmare»
NIGHTMARE, noun. (now rare) A female demon or monster, thought to plague people while they slept and cause a feeling of suffocation and terror during sleep.
NIGHTMARE, noun. A very bad or frightening dream.
NIGHTMARE, noun. (figuratively) Any bad, miserable, difficult or terrifying situation or experience that arouses anxiety, terror, agony or great displeasure.
NIGHTMARE, noun. A situation resembling a terrifying dream.
NIGHTMARE, noun. A terrifying or deeply upsetting dream.
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