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bête noire

noun

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  1. 1 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 Synonyms of bête noire bogey, black beast, bugaboo, bugbear, dread, hobgoblin, ogreWords Related to bête noire apparition, ghost, phantasm (also fantasm), phantom, poltergeist, shade, specter (or spectre), spirit, spook, wraith; banshee, bogeyman (also bogyman), demon (or daemon), devil, fiend, ghoul, imp, incubus; fright, horrible, horror, monster, monstrosity, terror; bane, curse, enemy, plague, scourge, torment; abomination, anathema

  2. 2 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 Synonyms of bête noire abhorrence, abomination, anathema, antipathy, aversion, hate, detestation, execrationWords Related to bête noire dread, hang-up, horror, phobia; bogey (also bogie or bogy), bugaboo, bugbear; adversary, enemy; annoyance, grievance, hassle, nuisance, peeveNear Antonyms of bête noire beloved, darling, dear, honey, sweetheart; delight, enjoyment, felicity, joy, pleasure; favorite, like, preference; treasureAntonyms of bête noire love


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