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INCUBUS (incubi)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does incubus mean? 

INCUBUS (noun)
  The noun INCUBUS has 3 senses:

1. a male demon believed to lie on sleeping persons and to have sexual intercourse with sleeping women
2. a situation resembling a terrifying dream
3. someone who depresses or worries others

  Familiarity information: INCUBUS used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INCUBUS (noun)


Sense 1incubus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A male demon believed to lie on sleeping persons and to have sexual intercourse with sleeping women

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("incubus" is a kind of...):

daemon; daimon; demon; devil; fiend (one of the evil spirits of traditional Jewish and Christian belief)


Sense 2incubus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A situation resembling a terrifying dream

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

nightmare; incubus

Hypernyms ("incubus" is a kind of...):

situation (a complex or critical or unusual difficulty)


Sense 3incubus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who depresses or worries others

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("incubus" is a kind of...):

disagreeable person; unpleasant person (a person who is not pleasant or agreeable)


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