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Noun
Something or someone that causes fear or dread especially without reason
“Braintree councillors are concerned the town is becoming choked with traffic since the new A120 opened and fear the problem is proving a major bugbear for local residents.”
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Something that is a source of irritation
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“… hated all the bugbears of modern life, especially those long commutes to work.”
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A strange or horrible and often frightening creature
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Something or someone that one vehemently dislikes
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An issue; something that needs to be resolved
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(folklore, fantasy fiction) A mischievous, ugly creature resembling a dwarf
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A thing that causes disgust or loathing
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The characteristic of repelling
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Detested person
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Momentary success
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