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Definitions and Synonyms of bugbear | Another word for bugbear | What is bugbear?

Definition 1: an object of dread or apprehension - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where bugbear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Germany was always a bugbear for France
  • A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds

Synonyms for bugbear in the sense of this definition

(bugbear is a kind of ...) the focus of cognitions or feelings

"objects of thought" "the object of my affection"

Definition 2: an imaginary monster used to frighten children - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for bugbear in the sense of this definition

(bugbear is a kind of ...) an imaginary creature usually having various human and animal parts

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