Synonyms of bugbear in English:


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See Spanish definition of pesadilla


1‘paperwork is our bugbear’

pet hate, hate, bane, irritant, irritation, dislike, anathema, aversion, vexation, thorn in one's flesh, thorn in one's side, bane of one's life
torment, nightmare, horror, dread, curse, bugaboo, bogey
bête noire
informal peeve, pet peeve, pain, pain in the neck, hang-up