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bogey

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of bogey

  1. 1 something or someone that causes fear or dread especially without reason <math and math tests have long been bogeys for many students> Synonyms bête noire, black beast, bugaboo, bugbear, dread, hobgoblin, ogre Related Words apparition, ghost, phantasm (also fantasm), phantom, poltergeist, shade, specter (or spectre), spirit, spook, wraith; banshee, bogeyman (also bogyman), demon (or daemon), devil, fiend, ghoul, imp, incubus; fright, horrible, horror, monster, monstrosity, terror; bane, curse, enemy, plague, scourge, torment; abomination, anathema

  2. 2 the soul of a dead person thought of especially as appearing to living people <the child believed bogeys lived in the closet> Synonyms apparition, ghost (also bogie or bogy), familiar spirit, hant [dialect], haunt [chiefly dialect], materialization, phantasm (also fantasm), phantom, poltergeist, shade, shadow, specter (or spectre), spirit, spook, sprite, vision, visitant, wraithRelated Words angel, daimon, familiar, genie, genius, jinni (or jinn also djinni or djinn), shaitan; double, doppelgänger (or doppelganger), fetch; lemures, manes; incubus, lamia, succubus, vampire, zombie (also zombi); cacodemon, demon (or daemon), devil, fiend, ghoul, imp



Variants of bogey

also bogie or bogy


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