Search Result for "incubus":
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. a male demon believed to lie on sleeping persons and to have sexual intercourse with sleeping women;

2. a situation resembling a terrifying dream;
[syn: nightmare, incubus]

3. someone who depresses or worries others;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Incubus \In"cu*bus\, n.; pl. E. Incubuses, L. Incubi. [L., the nightmare. Cf. Incubate.] [1913 Webster] 1. A demon; a fiend; a lascivious spirit, supposed to have sexual intercourse with women by night. --Tylor. [1913 Webster] The devils who appeared in the female form were generally called succubi; those who appeared like men incubi, though this distinction was not always preserved. --Lecky. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) The nightmare. See Nightmare. [1913 Webster] Such as are troubled with incubus, or witch-ridden, as we call it. --Burton. [1913 Webster] 3. Any oppressive encumbrance or burden; anything that prevents the free use of the faculties. [1913 Webster] Debt and usury is the incubus which weighs most heavily on the agricultural resources of Turkey. --J. L. Farley. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

86 Moby Thesaurus words for "incubus": Baba Yaga, Dracula, Frankenstein, Lilith, Wolf-man, afreet, bad dream, bale, barghest, bogey, bogeyman, brown study, bugaboo, bugbear, burden, burdening, burthen, cacodemon, cargo, charge, charging, cumber, cumbrance, daeva, daydream, deadweight, demon, devil, drag, dream, dybbuk, evil spirit, fee-faw-fum, fiend, fiend from hell, freight, frightener, genie, genius, ghost, ghoul, gyre, handicap, hellion, hobgoblin, holy terror, horror, incumbency, jinni, jinniyeh, lading, lamia, load, loading, millstone, monster, nightmare, ogre, ogress, oppression, overload, overtaxing, overweighting, phantom, pipe dream, pressure, rakshasa, revenant, reverie, saddling, satan, scarebabe, scarecrow, scarer, shedu, specter, succubus, superincumbency, surcharge, taxing, terror, the undead, vampire, vision, werewolf, yogini




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