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synonyms for bugaboo

  • alarm
  • bogey
  • bogeyman
  • bogy
  • bugbear
  • fright
  • goblin
  • hobgoblin
  • ogre
  • scare
  • scarecrow
  • specter
  • bullbeggar

antonyms for bugaboo

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  • calmness
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How to use bugaboo in a sentence

The charges of “Marxism” and “socialism” are being hurled at both the right’s new cultural bugaboos and at Democratic economic policies.
MEET THE NEW TEA PARTY, SAME AS THE OLD TEA PARTYGREG SARGENTJULY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.
A HUMBLE CLOTH SACK TELLS A STORY OF ENSLAVEMENT AND SEPARATIONMARJOLEINE KARSJULY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I want to tell you not to fear this bugaboo of interstate competition.
PROCEEDINGS, THIRD NATIONAL CONFERENCE WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION FOR INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTSVARIOUS
All sorts of atrocities ensued, and Black Hawk's name became a household bugaboo the country over.
THE OLD NORTHWESTFREDERIC AUSTIN OGG
The old bugaboo about earthquakes throwing it down is a danger that exists only in the minds of those who see ghosts.
THE PANAMA CANALFREDERIC JENNINGS HASKIN
Such men find it easy to transform into a bugaboo any one who appears to them to be acting irregularly.
THE DAY OF THE CONFEDERACYNATHANIEL W. STEPHENSON
They both had a good laugh, for they feared nothing in this Universe; least of all that great bugaboo, poverty.
A CALIFORNIA GIRLEDWARD ELDRIDGE
He had proved himself a harmless bugaboo, and she would not be afraid of him, meet him where she might—so she felt then.
THE BRASS BOUND BOXEVELYN RAYMOND
And they range from the historical tale, the love story, and the tale of adventure to the bugaboo story and the fable.
THE UNWRITTEN LITERATURE OF THE HOPIHATTIE GREENE LOCKETT
The little Napoleon had been one of the premier's favorite bugaboo examples of stage realism tried out in real life.
THE LAST SHOTFREDERICK PALMER
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WORDS RELATED TO BUGABOO

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