Definition of Bête noire

1. Noun. A detested person. "He is an anathema to me"

Exact synonyms: Anathema
Generic synonyms: Disagreeable Person, Unpleasant Person



Definition of Bête noire

1. Noun. An anathema; someone or something which is particularly disliked or avoided; an object of aversion, the bane of one’s existence. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bête Noire

byzant
byzantine
byzantium
byzants
bzzt
bzzzt
béarnaise sauces
béarnaises
béchamel sauce
béchamel sauces
béchamels
béguin
béguins
bête de scène
bête noir
bête noire (current term)
bêtise
bêtises
böhmite
c&b
c'est la vie
c'mere
c'mon
c'n
c**ksuckers
c*ck
c*cksucker
c*nt
c*nts

Literary usage of Bête noire

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1. "Dame Curtsey's" book of party pastimes for the up-to-date hostess by Ellye Howell Glover (1912)
"(Cry before night.) Each guest was asked to relate her favorite superstition; also to tell any true mystery tale. A Bete Noire Dance DID ..."

2. The Medical Examination for Life Insurance and Its Associated Clinical by Charles Lyman Greene (1905)
"This disease is the bete noire of life-insurance examiners, and a few words concerning it will not be out of place in this section. ..."

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