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bane

[bān]

NOUN
banes (plural noun)
  1. a cause of great distress or annoyance.
    “the bane of the decorator is the long, narrow hall” · “the depressions that were the the bane of her existence”
    synonyms: scourge · ruin · death · plague · ruination · destruction · torment · torture · menace · suffering · pain · distress · hardship · cross to bear · burden · thorn in one’s flesh/side · bitter pill · affliction · calamity · despair · trouble · misery · woe · tribulation · misfortune · nuisance · pest · headache · trial · blight · curse · nightmare
ORIGIN
Old English bana ‘thing causing death, poison’, of Germanic origin.

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