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bete noir, bête noir (noun); betes noirs, bêtes noirs (pl)
1. Someone or something that is particularly disliked or avoided: Rosetta's brother was a bête noir because of his criminal activities.
2. An object of aversion or the dread of one’s existence: Mike considered his job a bete noir because he had to work so hard and received such small wages.
3. Etymology: from French, literally "black beast".
A hatred of someone or something.
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An object of aversion or the dread of a person's existence. (1)