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incubus (noun) a great worry, unpleasant burden.

An incubus is a problem that cases a great worry. A serious problem that causes you sleepless nights is an incubus. Heavy losses in business which shows no signs of recovery from the losses are an incubus to the unsuccessful businessman. Earning enough money to support a big family, and seeing that all are well settled is an incubus to a householder.

  • Her incubus has been her son who has turned an incorrigible drug addict. She has had sleepless nights since she came to know of it a week ago.
  • The industrialist has now the incubus of finding money to recover from the heavy losses his company has suffered and to restart it.
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