- 复数: bugbears;
Money is my biggest bugbear.
The rise of moralism was a bugbear to Lord Byron , born in 1788.
Germany was always a bugbear for France.
The older you are the more grouchy, with politicians being the biggest bugbear for sexagenarians.
1. an imaginary monster used to frighten children
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