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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An object of dread or apprehension; An imaginary monster used to frighten children.

Usage examples (39)
  • It’s twice as powerful as my old one but one bugbear is that the bowl has no handle, what’s up with that??
  • Another bugbear was the standard, extortionate prices for web access - luckily you can pick up BT Open on wireless.
  • The child knows not but that the bugbear is the proper object of fear, the blockhead knows not that a cannon-ball is so.
  • (That conservative bugbear is soooo 1980s.) for more
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