Synonyms of bugbear
- 1. bogeyman, bugbear, bugaboo, boogeyman, booger, monster
- usage: an imaginary monster used to frighten children
- 2. bugbear, hobgoblin, object
- usage: an object of dread or apprehension; "Germany was always a bugbear for France"; "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds"--Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Definition and meaning of bugbear (Dictionary)