DAYMARE By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 noun. An event of minor anxiety, stress, or fear, that is alike to a bad dream, but happens at a time when the person is fully awake and is preceded by waking-state fallacies. DAYMARE: "Daymares are not nearly as common as nightmares." Related Psychology Terms W-STATE D-STATE ONEIRISM ANGST ANXIETY DREAM STATE (D-STATE) PAROXETINE ACUTE ANXIETY FEARED SELF STATE-TRAIT ANXIETY INVENTORY (STAI) Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DAYMARE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/daymare/ (accessed March 4, 2021).