bête noire (bĕt NWÄR)


Definition (Noun) A person or thing that is the bane of a person or his life; an insufferable person or thing; an object of aversion. In Context "The President kept India's bête noire, John Foster Dulles, in the background." Dennis Kux, India and the United States: Estranged Democracies, 1941-1991, 1992.