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synonyms for bogeyman

  • apparition
  • bogey
  • boogeyman
  • bugaboo
  • bugbear
  • goblin
  • hobgoblin
  • monster
  • phantasm
  • phantasma
  • phantom
  • specter
  • spirit
  • spook
  • visitant
  • wraith
  • boggle
  • bogle
  • bogyman
  • boogieman
  • eidolon
  • evil spirit

antonyms for bogeyman

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  • being
  • reality
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How to use bogeyman in a sentence

For the left, the situation represented the right’s opposition to progress and fixation on cultural bogeymen.
THE EDUCATION OF GLENN YOUNGKINMOLLY BALL/RICHMOND, VA.JUNE 30, 2022TIME
Its rise has been powered by a strategy of mobilizing Hindu voters using the country’s minorities as the bogeyman.
THE ISLAMIC WORLD'S OUTRAGE AGAINST INDIA WON'T PROTECT THE COUNTRY'S MUSLIMSDEBASISH ROY CHOWDHURYJUNE 9, 2022TIME
Kashmir thus fits neatly into the BJP’s use of Muslims as the bogeyman to unite the vastly disparate Hindu voter base against the dangerous “other.”
THE KASHMIR FILES: HOW A NEW BOLLYWOOD FILM MARKS INDIA’S FURTHER DESCENT INTO BIGOTRYDEBASISH ROY CHOWDHURYMARCH 30, 2022TIME
The movement has served, at times, as a bogeyman for police and the far right in general, with Snohomish’s own police chief resigning last year, days before the Back The Blue rally, after he fueled rumors of an ominous antifa mob approaching town.
COPS CONFUSE ‘ANTHRAX’ WITH ‘ANTIFA’ IN HUNT FOR VIOLENT PROTESTERKELLY WEILLJUNE 16, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
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WORDS RELATED TO BOGEYMAN

  • bogeyman
  • bump in the night
  • chimera
  • delusion
  • hallucination
  • haunt
  • illusion
  • phantasm
  • phantom
  • revenant
  • specter
  • spirit
  • spook
  • visitant
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.