bugbear definition

  • noun:
    • A bugaboo.
    • A fearsome imaginary animal, specifically one evoked to frighten kiddies.
    • a continuing problem; a recurring barrier or adversity.
    • A source of fear; resentment; or irritation.
    • An imaginary creature meant to inspire worry in kids.
    • identical to bugaboo.
    • A bugaboo.
    • a thing that triggers horror; particularly, something which causes unnecessary fright or apprehension.
    • A fearsome imaginary animal, specifically one evoked to frighten children.
    • a continuous issue; a recurring hurdle or adversity.
    • A source of fear; resentment; or irritation.
    • an imaginary monster always frighten children
    • An imaginary animal meant to inspire concern in children.
    • an object of fear or apprehension
    • Same as bugaboo.
    • a thing that triggers terror; specially, a thing that triggers unnecessary fright or apprehension.
    • an imaginary beast regularly frighten young ones
    • an object of dread or apprehension
  • verb:
    • To alarm with idle phantoms.
    • To alarm with idle phantoms.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To alarm with idle phantoms.
    • To alarm with idle phantoms.
  • others:
    • Occasioning causeless concern: since, “such bugbear ideas,”
    • To alarm with imaginary or idle concerns.
    • Occasioning causeless concern: as, “such bugbear ideas,”
    • To alarm with imaginary or idle fears.

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