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Synonyms for hobgoblin
ˈhɒbˌgɒb lɪnhob·gob·lin

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  1. goblin, hob, hobgoblinnoun

    (folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beings

    Synonyms:
    hob, goblin, pixy, imp, elf, bugbear, pixie, gremlin, brownie

  2. bugbear, hobgoblinnoun

    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

    Synonyms:
    hob, bugaboo, goblin, boogeyman, booger, bugbear, bogeyman

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  1. hobgoblinnoun

    Synonyms:
    goblin, spectre, sprite, frightful apparition, evil spirit

  2. hobgoblinnoun

    Synonyms:
    cheat, juggle, trick, deception, imposition, imposture, delusion, deceit, artifice, finesse, circumvention, chouse

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  1. hobgoblinnoun

    Synonyms:
    sprite, goblin, bugaboo

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  1. R.W. Emerson, Self-Reliance:

    A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesman and philosophers and divines.


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