Adjective "nightmarish" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Of the nature of a nightmare; very frightening or unpleasant.
  1. 'a nightmarish eight-hour journey'
  2. 'It was the middle of the day, and the cloudless sky above took on a nightmarish shade of black.'
  3. 'I mean it's a sort of a mythic, horrible, nightmarish kind of vision, isn't it?'


1. resembling a nightmare, especially in being terrifying, exasperating, or the like: his nightmarish experience in a concentration camp.

More examples(as adjective)

"outcomes can be nightmarish for traders."

"months can be nightmarish for authorities."

"years can be nightmarish."

"scenes can be nightmarish."

"journeys can be nightmarish."

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