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bugbear


5 dicționare găsite pentru bugbear
Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bugbear \Bug"bear`\, n.
     Same as Bugaboo. -- a. Causing needless fright. --Locke.
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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bugbear \Bug"bear`\, v. t.
     To alarm with idle phantoms.
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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bugaboo \Bug`a*boo"\, Bugbear \Bug"bear`\, n. [See Bug.]
     Something frightful, as a specter; anything imaginary that
     causes needless fright; something used to excite needless
     fear; also, something really dangerous, or an imaginary
     monster, used to frighten children, etc. "Bugaboos to fright
     ye." --Lloyd.
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           But, to the world no bugbear is so great
           As want of figure and a small estate.    --Pope.
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           The bugaboo of the liberals is the church pray. --S. B.
                                                    Griffin.
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           The great bugaboo of the birds is the owl. --J.
                                                    Burroughs.
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     2. a source of concern; as, the old bugaboo of inflation
        still bothers them.
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     Syn: Hobgoblin; goblin; specter; ogre; scarecrow; bogeyman;
          boogeyman; booger.
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Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

  bugbear
       n 1: an imaginary monster used to frighten children [syn: bogeyman,
             bugaboo, boogeyman, booger]
       2: an object of dread or apprehension; "Germany was always a
          bugbear for France"; "A foolish consistency is the
          hobgoblin of little minds"--Ralph Waldo Emerson [syn: hobgoblin]

Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  69 Moby Thesaurus words for "bugbear":
     Dracula, Frankenstein, Mumbo Jumbo, Wolf-man, affliction, anathema,
     bane, bete noire, bogey, bogeyman, boggart, bogle, bogy, booger,
     boogerman, boogeyman, bug, bugaboo, bugger, burden, calamity,
     crushing burden, cry of wolf, curse, death, destruction,
     detestation, disease, dud, evil, false alarm, fee-faw-fum,
     frightener, ghost, ghoul, grievance, harm, hate, hobgoblin,
     holy terror, horror, incubus, infliction, monster, nemesis,
     nightmare, ogre, ogress, open wound, pest, pestilence, phantom,
     plague, revenant, running sore, scarebabe, scarecrow, scarer,
     scourge, specter, succubus, terror, thorn, torment, vampire,
     vexation, visitation, werewolf, woe  
     

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