Fear mixed with awe or reverence
A person or thing hated
A specter haunted the cemetery at the old Vasquez manor.
(Folklore) An evil or mischievous spirit, often represented in pictures as humanlike and ugly or misshapen in form
An imaginary evil being or spirit; goblin
A crude image or effigy of a person set up in a field to scare birds away from growing crops.
A calling on God or the gods to send evil or injury down on some person or thing
The definition of an anathema is a person or thing who is detested or hated.
(Old Poet.) Deadly harm; ruin; death
Something about which one frequently complains; a particular personal vexation.
A cause of such a mental state
Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved:
An anxious feeling of foreboding; dread
(--- Chiefly British) The number of strokes that a good player is likely to need to finish a golf hole or course.
A slight or faint trace:
The definition of a scare is something frightening or a sudden panic of fear.
The spectral figure of a person supposedly seen as a premonition just before that person's death
One that is disgusting, loathsome, or repellent.
An intense or definite dislike; antipathy; repugnance
An object of extreme dislike
Something that is cursed or loathed.
(Informal) Something very bad, ugly, disagreeable, etc.
A feeling of devotion or adoration toward God or a god.
Any person or thing, esp. one regarded as troublesome, unpleasant, etc.
Something that seems to appear to the sight but has no physical existence; apparition; vision; specter
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