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English definition of “spectre”

spectre

noun UK (US specter)
 
 
/ˈspektər/
the spectre of sth the idea of something unpleasant that might happen in the future: This attack raises the spectre of a return to racial violence.Predicting things and intuitionThreats and warnings
[C] literary a ghost (= dead person's spirit) Souls, spirits and ghosts
(Definition of spectre from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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