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)