English translation of 'Schreckgespenst'
das Schreckgespenst des Krieges/der Inflation the bogey of war/inflation
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British English: bogey NOUN
A bogey is something or someone that people are worried about, perhaps without much cause or reason.
Age is another bogey for actresses.
British English: spectre NOUN
If you refer to the spectre of something unpleasant, you are referring to something that you are frightened might occur.
Failure to reach agreement raises the spectre of legal action.
Translation of Schreckgespenst from the Collins German to English Dictionary