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They swatted aside the Jackets, their bugbear from a season ago, and the Bruins — the team that appeared most equipped to give them trouble in the East — like so many mosquitos, needing just five games to beat each of them.

They asked him if he was president of the Union League - a particular bugbear for the Klan because it sought to organize freedmen.

Will constitutional-law professors replace community organizers and the French as the right's latest bugbear?

So that fastidious snuff-takers may dismiss this bugbear at once and forever.

The chest was soon filled with quilts and that bugbear was gone from her life.

A mere bugbear to frighten children, believe me; and never yet alarmed a brave man.

As for the Tennessee land, so long a will-o'the-wisp and a bugbear, it became tangible property at last.

This bogie, phantom, bugbear, is a supposed influence called "Reaction."


On this page you'll find 34 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bugbear, such as: apprehension, bogey, bogy, boogeyman, bugaboo, and dread.

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