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synonyms for nightmarish

  • awful
  • chilling
  • disquieting
  • dreadful
  • eerie
  • ghastly
  • grim
  • grisly
  • hair-raising
  • hellish
  • horrible
  • horrid
  • horrifying
  • macabre
  • scary
  • spooky
  • terrible
  • terrifying
  • traumatic
  • alarming
  • creepy
  • dire
  • direful
  • fearful
  • fearsome
  • ghoulish
  • morbid
  • ominous
  • petrifying
  • unnerving
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antonyms for nightmarish

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  • calming
  • good
  • nice
  • normal
  • pleasant
  • pleasing
  • soothing
  • wonderful
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The bird represents rebirth and defeats a horrible nightmarish demon.
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That one came up a few miles short, and more fires have followed in the 20 years since, nearly torching Lake McDonald Lodge and blackening vast sweeps of landscape, some of my special places reduced to what felt like nightmarish death zones.
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There are scatological images, people rollerblading among giant juice bottles, disturbing otherworldly images of astronauts, some nightmarish, some surreal, all colorful and inventive.
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However, there are some subtle differences that, on deeper investigation, are truly incredible, indicating just how far down the nightmarish path we actually are.
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In some cities, hopping onto a train, bus, or ferry can be nightmarish, but it’s the only way millions of people have to move around every day.
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On Saturday, the complex produced a fire tornado, which wasn’t even the first time this nightmarish creation has been spotted in the state this year.
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Whether world war or a global pandemic, these periods of history can feel nightmarish, especially given the bedrocks of American belief.
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Perhaps the most famous example of his inspiration is within the “Dark Souls” series by From Software, which borrows much of Miura’s monster design to create its own nightmarish hellscapes.
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On the morning July 11, 1898, Cook was awoken by a nightmarish sight.
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The most striking film is the most recent, Date Night, which begins with a nightmarish date between a young couple.
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WORDS RELATED TO NIGHTMARISH

  • alarming
  • atrocious
  • chilling
  • frightening
  • hair-raising
  • horrid
  • horrific
  • horrifying
  • nightmarish
  • scary
  • terrifying
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