bête noire

bête noire


Definition of BÊTE NOIRE

something or someone that causes fear or dread especially without reason <doing my own tax return is the bête noire that haunts me every April>
something or someone that is hated <in that organization's view, society's number one bête noire should be the drunk driver of a motor vehicle>
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