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English definition of “bête noire”

bête noire

noun [C] uk   /betˈnwɑːr/ us    /-ˈnwɑːr/ (plural bêtes noires)
a person or thing that you dislike very much or that annoys you: My particular bête noire is cigarette ends being left in half-empty glasses.
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