bête noire Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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bête noirenoun [C]

uk   /betˈnwɑːr/  us   /-ˈnwɑːr/ (plural bêtes noires /betˈnwɑːr/  us /-ˈnwɑːr/ )
a ​person or thing that you ​dislike very much or that ​annoys you: My ​particular bête noire is ​cigarettebutts being ​left in half-empty ​glasses.
(Definition of bête noire from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bête noire”
in Chinese (Simplified) 令人厌恶的人(或物)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 令人厭惡的人(或物)…
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