noun, plural in·cu·bi [in-kyuh-bahy, ing-] /ˈɪn kyəˌbaɪ, ˈɪŋ-/, in·cu·bus·es.
Origin of incubus
Can be confusedincubus succubus
Examples from the Web for incubus
Other countries and sections of countries seek to rid themselves of all incubus of whatever kind.
Thus were his own thoughts twisted back to those speculations which now perpetually haunted them like the incubus of a dream.Children of the Mist|Eden Phillpotts
He would get rid of the incubus of Herman Medfield's money for a while—and see how it felt.Aunt Jane|Jennette Lee
The age which was in its wane when Chatterton appeared upon the stage, was lying beneath the incubus of scholastic formality.
The incubus of a foreign yoke weighed like lead on the hearts of the people.From the Lakes of Killarney to the Golden Horn|Henry M. Field