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nightmarish

[nahyt-mair-ish] /ˈnaɪtˌmɛər ɪʃ/
adjective
1.
resembling a nightmare, especially in being terrifying, exasperating, or the like:
his nightmarish experience in a concentration camp.
Origin of nightmarish
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35; nightmare + -ish1
Related forms
nightmarishly, adverb
nightmarishness, noun
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adj.

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

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