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noun as in fear

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Mask waste has increased an estimated 9000% since the pandemic began, and improperly disposed of masks are a new bugaboo of Daniels.

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The charges of “Marxism” and “socialism” are being hurled at both the right’s new cultural bugaboos and at Democratic economic policies.

Those trying to distract us with the bugaboo of critical race theory fail to see how much we all need not only a reckoning with slavery and its legacies, but examples of courage and persistence.

Gwyneth Paltrow wheeled her daughter Apple around London in a Bugaboo pram.

Not exactly a Bugaboo, sure, but it does have a nifty one-hand folding feature and weighs only 11 pounds.

Indeed, the coming LGBT tyranny is a long-standing bugaboo for Porter.

Can we return the souped-up Bugaboo strollers and turn off the shiny iPhone rattles in favor of simpler tools for raising a child?

Over-optimistic forecasts, coupled with underperformance, have long been a GM bugaboo.

I want to tell you not to fear this bugaboo of interstate competition.

All sorts of atrocities ensued, and Black Hawk's name became a household bugaboo the country over.

The old bugaboo about earthquakes throwing it down is a danger that exists only in the minds of those who see ghosts.

Such men find it easy to transform into a bugaboo any one who appears to them to be acting irregularly.

They both had a good laugh, for they feared nothing in this Universe; least of all that great bugaboo, poverty.


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On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bugaboo, such as: alarm, bogey, bogeyman, bogy, bugbear, and fright.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.