Synonyms of hobgoblin


1. goblin, hob, hobgoblin, evil spirit

usage: (folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beings

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 hobgoblin (Dictionary)