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Noun
A frightening or unpleasant dream
“I had a nightmare last night where I was a serial killer and had just killed someone at my work.”
Noun
A very unpleasant or frightening experience or prospect
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“I was treated very badly. The whole experience was just a nightmare.”
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A phobia, usually irrational or obsessive
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A difficult or very unpleasant person or thing
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A thing that someone believes to be real but that exists only in their imagination
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Unpleasant experience
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A person, experience, or situation that is a nuisance or causes irritation
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Evil spirit
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A ghost
Adjective
Extremely horrifying or disturbing in nature
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“The following is a portion of a narrative from a 33-year-old man who had a nightmare experience shortly after his arrival in the United States.”
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Very objectionable, bad or unpleasant
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Adjective
Disturbing in nature due to references to death or dying
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Inhumanly or outrageously evil or immorally wrong
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