Synonyms and Antonyms of hobgoblin
1 an imaginary being usually having a small human form and magical powers in Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream, Puck is a hobgoblin who plays pranks such as spoiling milk and tripping old ladies Synonyms of hobgoblin brownie, dwarf, elf, faerie (also faery), fay, gnome, goblin, gremlin, fairy, kobold, leprechaun, pixie (also pixy), puck, sprite, trollWords Related to hobgoblin little people; kelpie, nixie; changeling; imp; banshee, ghoul, hag, ogre
2 something or someone that causes fear or dread especially without reason the fear of success and the pressures that come with it can be more of a hobgoblin than the possibility of failure Synonyms of hobgoblin bête noire, black beast, bugaboo, bugbear, dread, bogey, ogreWords Related to hobgoblin 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
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