Translation of bête noire in Spanish:

bête noire

bestia negra, n.

Pronunciation: /ˌbeɪt ˈnwɑr//ˌbɛt ˈnwɑr//bɛt ˈnwɑː//beɪt ˈnwɑː//-ˈnwɑːrz//betˈnwɑːr//betˈnwɑː(r)/

noun

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    bestia negra feminine formal
    bête noire feminine formal
    liars are her particular bête noire si hay algo que detesta es la gente mentirosa
    • As we'll see, this is the case with Fox, the bête noire of many media concentration activists.
    • It's Canada's densest area at 10 times the city average (about 35,000 per square kilometre) and a bête noire for density critics.
    • The bête noire of the anti - 4x4 lobby, Hummers have so far left the United States in only small numbers.
    • To this point, we have been having a little innocent fun at the expense of any Anglophone's favourite bêtes noires, the French.
    • But he evades the fact that most of these Northern codes were repealed by the end of the Civil War - and that the ones still on the books were nullified by the 14th Amendment, his bête noire.
    • The New York Times has suddenly become the bête noire of conservative columnists on both sides of the Atlantic.
    • But at home, opinion has become more polarised; for many he is a hero, for some he has become a bête noire, a target of hate.
    • The proposed superhospitals have long been the bête noire for the Coalition of Physicians for Social Justice, a non-profit group of doctors advocating for a better public health-care system.
    • Finally, of course, there's my old bête noire - the mysterious woman behind BT's 1571 answering service. Good heavens, but she's got mean recently, hasn't she?
    • Mathematics was my bête noire throughout most of my schooldays.
    • Fifth, we know that when push comes to shove, all the grand talk about international norms is often just a cover for opposing the global elite's bêtes noires of the moment.
    • ‘I don't want to be their bête noire,’ he insists.
    • By what right does an affluent nation of meat-eaters and leather consumers feel free to pick on dirt-poor, conflict-riven and predominately vegetarian Nepal as a bête noire?
    • The group which he brought together in January 1979 at a Theory Conference provided most of the prominent writers of the democratic movement thereafter, and most of the bêtes noires of the conservative veterans.
    • Cars were also his bêtes noires: although he owned a car at one time, he never fully mastered the art of driving.
    • Many of our current bêtes noires are the features we overlook or even admire in other languages.
    • Social obligations are my bêtes noires, necessary evils that I too eagerly create, often enjoy, but nearly always dread.
    • His cultivated image as an uncouth spokesman for India's rural lower castes has long made him a convenient bête noire for the BJP's core middle-class, upper-caste constituency.
    • Overnight, he became a bête noire, a disreputable demagogue giving the country a bad name abroad.
    • Even as media are available on a scale once unheard of, the industry is also increasingly vulnerable to piracy, the bête noire of today's media honchos.