nightmarish nightmarish  /ˈnaɪt ˌmɛ rɪʃ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) extremely alarming

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Having been promised protection from her tormentor, Elizabeth Fritzl told the investigators her nightmarish story.
  2. But teenagers generally get back into whack within a few years, leaving male breasts back in the nightmarish past along with acne and cracking voices.
  3. Bracy's statement convinced virtually the entire Government that there had been a nightmarish security breach.

News

  1. 2013 U.S. Open: Tiger Woods makes a triple bogey at Merion

    While Woods seemed more bored than hurt in the shots NBC graciously provided, he’ll have to go a way to finish DFL. Kyle Stanley, at 28-over, holds that honor after an 8-over 78 to finish off his own nightmarish national championship.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  2. JOOR Brings Fashion Out Of The Dark (Read: Paper) Ages

    When Mona Bijoor, 35, was working in retail for Ann Taylor and then Destination Maternity, she would scream in frustration every time her store ran out of sizes or styles. Getting back-up in stock was a nightmarish labyrinth of phonecalls and faxes that often ended in disappointment.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. Nightmarish start for Sergio after mixed greeting

    Sergio Garcia is off to a nightmarish start Thursday at the U.S. Open. At the 14th tee, Garcia pulled his tee shot out of bounds and made double bogey.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Golf Channel

Quotes

  1. CANNES, France — "Life's a pretty grim enterprise, nightmarish, meaningless," Woody Allen said Saturday at Cannes. "The only way to be happy is to lie to yourself."
    on May 15, 2010 By: Woody Allen Source: AFP

  2. "It was a nightmarish start to the road trip, and you look up and there's two All-Stars coming at you," said Dodgers pitcher Derek Lowe, who got the win opposite Webb Sunday. "You've got to give the guys a lot of credit for finding a way to...
    on Sep 1, 2008 By: Derek Lowe Source: USA Today

  3. "She was a little wide throughout [today]," Pletcher said, "but outside of that, she had a clear run. She had a nightmarish trip in the Kentucky Oaks. She wasn't going to win, but she was going to hit the board."
    on Jun 9, 2007 By: Todd Pletcher Source: ESPN

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