Synonyms and Antonyms of hobgoblin
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.
brownie, dwarf, elf, faerie (also faery), fairy, gnome, goblin, gremlin, leprechaun, pixie (also pixy), puck, sprite, troll
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.
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