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[nahyt-mair-ish] /ˈnaɪtˌmɛər ɪʃ/

resembling a , especially in being terrifying, exasperating, or the like:
his nightmarish experience in a concentration camp.

1834, from nightmare + -ish. Related: Nightmarishly; nightmarishness.


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