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Meaning of BUGBEAR

Pronunciation:  'bug`behr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  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
  2. [n]  an imaginary monster used to frighten children
 

BUGBEAR is a 7 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: bogeyman, booger, boogeyman, bugaboo, hobgoblin
 
 See Also: monster, object

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Bug"bear`\, n.
    Same as {Bugaboo}. -- a. Causing needless fright. --Locke.
    
    
  2. \Bug"bear`\, v. t.
    To alarm with idle phantoms.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: affliction, anathema, bane, bete noire, bogey, bogeyman, boggart, bogle, bogy, booger, boogerman, boogeyman, bug, bugaboo, bugger, burden, calamity, crushing burden, cry of wolf, curse, death, destruction, detestation, disease, Dracula, dud, evil, false alarm, fee-faw-fum, Frankenstein, frightener, ghost, ghoul, grievance, harm, hate, hobgoblin, holy terror, horror, incubus, infliction, monster, Mumbo Jumbo, nemesis, nightmare, ogre, ogress, open wound, pest, pestilence, phantom, plague, revenant, running sore, scarebabe, scarecrow, scarer, scourge, specter, succubus, terror, thorn, torment, vampire, vexation, visitation, werewolf, woe, Wolf-man
 

 

 

 

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