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NIGHTMARE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nightmare mean? 

NIGHTMARE (noun)
  The noun NIGHTMARE has 2 senses:

1. a situation resembling a terrifying dream
2. a terrifying or deeply upsetting dream

  Familiarity information: NIGHTMARE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NIGHTMARE (noun)


Sense 1nightmare [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A situation resembling a terrifying dream

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

nightmare; incubus

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

situation (a complex or critical or unusual difficulty)


Sense 2nightmare [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A terrifying or deeply upsetting dream

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

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

dream; dreaming (a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep)


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