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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anathema, bete noirenoun

    a detested person

    "he is an anathema to me"


  1. bête noirenoun

    An anathema; someone or something which is particularly disliked or avoided; an object of aversion, the bane of one's existence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bete noire

    something especially hated or dreaded; a bugbear


  1. Bête Noire

    Bête Noire is an album by British singer Bryan Ferry, released on Virgin Records in November 1987. The album peaked at no.9 in the UK and was certified Gold by the BPI. The track "The Right Stuff" was the album's only top 40 hit in the UK, peaking at no.37. A second single, "Kiss and Tell", narrowly missed the UK top 40, but made the US top 40 and also appears in the film Bright Lights, Big City. A third single, "Limbo", peaked at no.86 in the UK.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bête noire in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bête noire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  1. David Mowery:

    That game alone would be huge, you layer the president over it. And then you've got this whole subplot of Sessions, the president's bête noire, jumping in.

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