Synonyms of bête noire
pet hateDictionary • Our real bête noire is the car-boot sale.
horror • his horror of death
curse • The curse of alcoholism is a huge problem in Britain.
bogey • Age is another bogey for actresses.
scourge • Drugs are a scourge that is devastating our society.
anathema • Violence was anathema to them.
bane • Spots can be the bane of a teenager.
abomination • What is happening is an abomination.
bugbear • Money is my biggest bugbear.
thorn in the flesh or side
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abominationIf you say that something is an abomination, you think that it is completely unacceptable.
• What is happening is an abomination.
anathemaIf something is anathema to you, you strongly dislike it.
• Violence was anathema to them.
baneThe bane of someone or the bane of someone's life is something that frequently makes them feel unhappy or annoyed.
• Spots can be the bane of a teenager.
Thesaurus for bête noire from the Collins English Thesaurus
something that is particularly disliked