Synonyms of bugbear in English:

bugbear


See definition of bugbear

noun

1‘paperwork is our bugbear’

SYNONYMS

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