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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An object of dread or apprehension; (folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beings.

Usage examples (38)
  • A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds--Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds.
  • The Colin Powell thing is my own personal hobgoblin.
  • The problem is that this hobgoblin has consequences. for more
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