Definition of daymare in English:

daymare

noun

  • A frightening hallucinatory condition experienced while awake.

    ‘I saw her constantly and obsessively in my conscious mind during my daymares and insomnias’
    • ‘Sometimes the truth is more horrifying than the daymares reported in our newspapers.’
    • ‘It is a daymare to contemplate the horrors I might have to go through to see my kids if we got divorced.’
    • ‘She nursed the mentally unstable mathematician through half a lifetime of delusional daymares.’
    • ‘She has visions, like daymares, and her eyes reflect their terror.’
    • ‘When he got down to half a bottle though, his daydreams turned into daymares.’
    • ‘You long, like a lover, for the night to stay, but come morning, the daymare begins again.’
    • ‘It was even worse then the daymares of her Father's passing.’
    • ‘No doubt someone could analyse my daymare and come up with all manner of worrying theories but I prefer to just think I am odd from time to time!’
    • ‘But in all her daymares of the moment, she had cried, bawled, screamed.’
    • ‘Rene's daydream (or daymare, rather) was interrupted by her teacher's voice.’

Pronunciation:

daymare

/deɪmɛː/