bête noire noun
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> Related Words apparition
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> Related Words dread
(also bogie or
Near Antonyms beloved
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