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Synonyms for incubus

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

a situation resembling a terrifying dream


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someone who depresses or worries others

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Relieved of the incubus that had fastened upon him for so long a time, and of the dreadful apprehensions under which he had lived, he is hardly the same person.
An irrepressible tremor gradually pervaded my frame; and, at length, there sat upon my very heart an incubus of utterly causeless alarm.
She meditated continually how the incubus could be shaken off her life--how she could be freed from this hateful bond to a being whom she at once despised as an imbecile, and dreaded as an inquisitor.
It is much more likely that the blackmailed person would try to kill his incubus, rather than that the blackmailer would try to kill the goose that lays his golden egg.
The first is how the murderer managed to slip off the dead man's coat, when he was already pinned to the ground with that stone incubus. The other, which is much smaller and less puzzling, is the fact of the sword that cut his throat being slightly stained at the point, instead of a good deal more stained at the edge.
For the poor, the necessity of giving dowry is an incubus, many fall in debt and mental diseases.
Aidan's ambition is to rule Scotland, and he meets an incubus, Tomas, who promises to help him achieve this desire.
This year's bill boasts Beck, Elvis Costello, Incubus, Blondie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dropkick Murphys, Bad Religion and many more.
The Headliners include Jack White, The Chainsmokers, blink-182, Post Malone, and Incubus.
Happy birthday to you!' the fans erupted into chants to greet Brandon Boyd, who just turned 42, two days prior to rock band Incubus' Feb.
Two days after Brandon Boyd turned 42 on February 15, the frontman of multi-platinum American rock band Incubus held an extended birthday celebration in Manila - and even revealed half of his 'birthday suit.'
American rock band Incubus, whose return engagement to Manila has been eagerly awaited, performs Feb.
Excitement sparks among Filipino fans as iconic rock band Incubus announced its widely anticipated return to Manila this February 17 at the The Big Dome.
I'll start with the supporting acts which included the hotly-tipped Plaza, who bantered through a grunge-heavy set that reminded one of us of American rockers Incubus.
He blends the sounds of Radiohead, Muse, Buckley and Incubus in one audio melting pot of modern rock anthems.