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Daemon
Posted: Friday, December 20, 2019 12:00:00 AM
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bugbear

(noun) An object of dread or apprehension.

Synonyms: hobgoblin

Usage: What have I done to be made a bugbear of, and to be shunned and dreaded as if I brought the plague?
KSPavan
Posted: Friday, December 20, 2019 2:36:41 AM

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bugbear
Definition: (noun) An object of dread or apprehension.
Synonyms: hobgoblin
Usage: What have I done to be made a bugbear of, and to be shunned and dreaded as if I brought the plague?
taurine
Posted: Friday, December 20, 2019 3:28:17 AM

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However, she said that she clearly remembered Mr Dee... going through a red light at the pedestrian crossing because, as a cyclist around the city centre over many years, other cyclists breaking red lights was a bugbear of hers.
Adyl Mouhei
Posted: Friday, December 20, 2019 4:58:08 AM

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Bugbear

1.
A cause of obsessive fear, anxiety, or irritation.
"The biggest villain is that adman's bugbear, saturated fat"


Synonyms :

pet hate
hate
bane
irritant
irritation
dislike
anathema
aversion
vexation
thorn in one's flesh/side
bane of one's life
torment
nightmare
horror
dread
curse
bugaboo
bogey
bête noire
peeve
pet peeve
pain
pain in the neck
hang-up
2.
ARCHAIC
An imaginary being invoked to frighten children, typically a sort of hobgoblin supposed to devour them.
taurine
Posted: Friday, December 20, 2019 7:30:36 AM

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To the world, no bugbear is so great, as want of figure,
And a small estate.

-Aleksander, Pope.
Wilmar (USA) 1M
Posted: Friday, December 20, 2019 7:31:26 PM

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bugbear
Definition: (noun) An object of dread or apprehension.
Synonyms: hobgoblin
Usage: What have I done to be made a bugbear of, and to be shunned and dreaded as if I brought the plague?


Hmm. I thought it was "bugabear". Oh, well.
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