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    hobgoblin

    hobgoblin - Dictionary definition and meaning for word hobgoblin

    Definition
    (noun) (folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beings
    Synonyms : goblin , hob
    Definition
    (noun) an object of dread or apprehension
    Synonyms : bugbear
    Example Sentence
    • Germany was always a bugbear for France
    • A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds
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