nightmarishness

nightmarish

[nahyt-mair-ish]
adjective
resembling a nightmare, especially in being terrifying, exasperating, or the like: his nightmarish experience in a concentration camp.

Origin:
1825–35; nightmare + -ish1

nightmarishly, adverb
nightmarishness, noun
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nightmare (ˈnaɪtˌmɛə)
 
n
1.  a terrifying or deeply distressing dream
2.  a.  an event or condition resembling a terrifying dream: the nightmare of shipwreck
 b.  (as modifier): a nightmare drive
3.  a thing that is feared
4.  (formerly) an evil spirit supposed to harass or suffocate sleeping people
 
[C13 (meaning: incubus; C16: bad dream): from night + Old English mare, mære evil spirit, from Germanic; compare Old Norse mara incubus, Polish zmora, French cauchemar nightmare]
 
'nightmarish
 
adj
 
'nightmarishly
 
adv
 
'nightmarishness
 
n

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