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bugbear

noun

Definition of BUGBEAR

1
something or someone that causes fear or dread especially without reason <communism was once the nation's biggest bugbear>
2
something that is a source of irritation <hated all the bugbears of modern life, especially those long commutes to work>
Near Antonyms delight, joy, pleasure

March 29, 2015
discomfit Hear it
To thwart or disconcert
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