Specter vs. Spectre

By Jaxson

  • Specter (noun)

    A ghostly apparition, a phantom.

    “A specter haunted the cemetery at the old Vasquez manor.”

  • Specter (noun)

    A threatening mental image.

  • Spectre (noun)

    standard spelling of specter|from=British spelling

    “The spectre is a ghost of a decapitated young man.”

  • Spectre (noun)

    a ghost

    “a dread of spectres and witches affected every aspect of daily life”

  • Spectre (noun)

    something widely feared as a possible unpleasant or dangerous occurrence

    “the spectre of nuclear holocaust”

Oxford Dictionary

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