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synonyms for nightmare

  • dream
  • fantasy
  • hallucination
  • horror
  • ordeal
  • vision
  • fancy
  • illusion
  • incubus
  • phantasm
  • succubus
  • torment
  • trial
  • tribulation
See also synonyms for: nightmares

antonyms for nightmare

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  • actuality
  • fact
  • pleasure
  • reality
  • truth
  • certainty
  • happiness
  • peace
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How to use nightmare in a sentence

This is a nightmare for the thief, because they have to decide how much time and risk they want to devote to the job.
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Burleson is widely credited with establishing the “zone system” to determine mail costs, while DeJoy has been praised for his logistics-oriented approach by those who see the postal service as a money-losing bureaucratic nightmare.
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We gave them a bunch of different scenarios and asked them to weight which were most likely to bring about their nightmares.
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The league denied Delle Donne a high-risk exemption, despite her Lyme disease, which triggered a PR nightmare for the WNBA, but the Mystics said this week she will still be paid her full salary.
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The latest indication came from county supervisor candidate Nora Vargas, who posted on Facebook Thursday a nightmare story of her attempts to get tested for the virus due to exposure she experienced in the course of her campaign.
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Baking can be a production nightmare if the models have already been baked in with lighting.
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As men fixed in the grip of nightmare, we were powerless—unable to do anything but wait.
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And the nightmare clutch laid hold upon his heart with giant pincers.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
But a horrible thing that had happened to him, had awakened in him a lonely nightmare of restlessness.
THE MAN FROM TIMEFRANK BELKNAP LONG
It was a kind of nightmare, and her heart beat fast as the bids came rapidly,—sometimes on Howard's side and sometimes on Jack's.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO NIGHTMARE

  • bubble
  • castle in the air
  • chimera
  • daydream
  • delusion
  • fancy
  • fantasy
  • hallucination
  • head trip
  • idea
  • image
  • imagination
  • impression
  • incubus
  • mental picture
  • nightmare
  • pie in the sky
  • pipe dream
  • rainbow
  • reverie
  • specter
  • speculation
  • thought
  • trance
  • vagary
  • wraith
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.