Top Definition
Something that is so disagreeable with your spirit that it feels like its existence might negate yours.

This goes further than "hate," and implies that you and the object in question are sworn enemies.

Can be used seriously or, more likely, exaggerated for comedic effect.
Wearing socks with sandals is the bane of my existence.

The iPhone's autocorrect is the bane of my existence.

Stephanie's hair is the bane of my existence.
by SyntacticalNightFever October 20, 2015
when something is the the center of your life, or the thing you strive for the most in life.
that adorable pair of shoes at the mall are the bane of my existence.
by morganosaur February 10, 2012
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