B-ete-noire definitions

The definition of a bête noire is a person or thing that is feared or disliked, and avoided.

An example of a bête noire is the devil.

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An anathema; someone or something which is particularly disliked or avoided; an object of aversion, the bane of one’s existence.
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Origin of b-ete-noire

Borrowing from French bête noire (literally “black beast”).