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List Of Phobias And Their Meaning by seno408(m): 5:46am On Jan 29, 2013
Ablutophobia – fear of
bathing, washing, or cleaning
Achluophobia – fear of
darkness
Acrophobia – fear of heights
Agoraphobia, Agoraphobia
Without History of Panic
Disorder
– fear of places or events
where escape is impossible or
when help is unavailable. Fear
of open spaces or of being in
public places. Fear of leaving a
safe place
Agraphobia – fear of intimate
abuse
Agrizoophobia – fear of wild
animals
Agyrophobia –fear of crossing
the road
Aichmophobia – fear of sharp
or pointed objects (such as a
needle or knife)
Ailurophobia – fear of cats
Algophobia - fear of pain
Amychophobia - fear of being
scratched.
Androphobia – fear of men
Anthophobia – fear of flowers
Anthropophobia – fear of
people or the company of
people, a form of social
phobia.
Aquaphobia – fear of water.
Distinct from Hydrophobia, a
scientific property that makes
chemicals averse to interaction
with water, as well as an
archaic name for rabies
Arachnophobia – fear of
spiders
Astraphobia – fear of thunder
and lightning
Atychiphobia – fear of failure
Autophobia – fear of being
alone or isolated
Automatonophobia – fear of
anything that falsely
represents a sentient being
Aviophobia, Aviatophobia –
fear of flying

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Re: List Of Phobias And Their Meaning by seno408(m): 5:47am On Jan 29, 2013
B
Blood-injection-injury type
phobia
– a DSM-IV subtype of specific
phobias
C
Chaetophobia – fear of hair
Chemophobia – fear of
chemicals
Chiroptophobia – fear of bats
Chromophobia - fear of bright
colors
Chronophobia – fear of time
and time moving forward
Cibophobia, Sitophobia –
aversion to food, synonymous
to Anorexia nervosa
Claustrophobia – fear of
having no escape and being
closed in
Coulrophobia – fear of clowns
(not restricted to evil clowns)
Cyberphobia – fear of or
aversion to computers /
Learning new technologies
D
Decidophobia – fear of making
decisions
Dentophobia, Odontophobia –
fear of dentists and dental
procedures
Dipsophobia – fear of drinking
alcohol[3]
Disposophobia – fear of
getting rid of or losing things
– sometimes wrongly defined
as "compulsive hoarding"
Dysmorphophobia, or body
dysmorphic disorder – a
phobic obsession with a real
or imaginary body defect
E
Emetophobia – fear of
vomiting
Ergasiophobia – fear of work
or functioning, or a surgeon's
fear of operating
Ergophobia – fear of work or
functioning
Erotophobia – fear of intimate
love or intimate abuse
Erythrophobia – pathological
blushing
F
Friggatriskaidekaphobia,
Paraskavedekatriaphobia,
*Paraskevidekatriaphobia –
fear of Friday the 13th
Frigophobia – fear of
becoming too cold
Re: List Of Phobias And Their Meaning by seno408(m): 5:48am On Jan 29, 2013
G
Gamophobia – fear of
marriage, commitment
Gelotophobia – fear of being
laughed at
Gephyrophobia – fear of
bridges
Genophobia, Coitophobia –
fear of intimate intercourse
Gerascophobia – fear of
growing old or aging
Gerontophobia – fear of
growing old, or a hatred or
fear of the elderly
Glossophobia – fear of
speaking in public or of trying
to speak
Gymnophobia – fear of Unclothedness
Gynophobia – fear of women.
H
Hadephobia (also stigiophobia
and stygiophobia) – fear of
Hell[4]
Halitophobia – fear of bad
breath
Haphephobia – fear of being
touched
Heliophobia – fear of sunlight
Hemophobia, Haemophobia –
fear of blood
Hexakosioihexekontahexapho
bia
– fear of the number 666
Hoplophobia – fear of
weapons, specifically firearms
(Generally a political term but
the clinical phobia is also
documented)
Homophobia – fear of
homosexuals or of
homosexual relationships;
homophobic
Hylophobia – fear of trees,
forests or wood
Hypnophobia or somniphobia
– fear of sleep.
I
Ichthyophobia – fear of fish,
including fear of eating fish, or
fear of dead fish
Ipovlopsychophobia – fear of
having one’s photograph
taken.
L
Lipophobia – fear/avoidance
of fats in food
M
Mysophobia – fear of germs,
contamination or dirt
N
Necrophobia – fear of death
and/or the dead
Neophobia, Cainophobia,
Cainotophobia, Centophobia,
Kainolophobia, Kainophobia –
fear of newness, novelty
Nomophobia – fear of being
out of mobile phone contact
Nosocomephobia – fear of
hospitals
Nosophobia – fear of
contracting a disease
Nyctophobia, Achluophobia,
Lygophobia, Scotophobia –
fear of darkness
Re: List Of Phobias And Their Meaning by seno408(m): 5:49am On Jan 29, 2013
O
Obesophobia – fear of obesity
Oikophobia – fear of home
surroundings and household
appliances
Ombrophobia – fear of rain
Omphalophobia – fear of
bellybuttons
Ophthalmophobia – fear of
being stared at
Ornithophobia - fear of birds
Osmophobia, Olfactophobia –
fear of bad odours
P
Panphobia – fear of everything
or constant fear of an
unknown cause
Papaphobia – fear of the Pope
Pediophobia – fear of dolls (a
branch of automatonophobia:
fear of humanoid figures)
Phagophobia – fear of
swallowing
Pharmacophobia – fear of
medications
Philophobia – fear of love
Phobophobia – fear of having
a phobia
Phonophobia – fear of loud
sounds
Pteromerhanophobia – fear of
being on an airplane
Pupaphobia - fear of puppets
Pyrophobia – fear of fire
R
Radiophobia – fear of
radioactivity or X-rays
S
Sociophobia – fear of people
or social situations
Scopophobia – fear of being
looked at or stared at
Skelephobia - fear of skeletons
Somniphobia – fear of sleep
Spasmenagaliaphobia
(neologism; no official name) –
fear of broken glass[5]
Spectrophobia – fear of ghosts
and phantoms
Stygiophobia – fear of Hell
T
Taphophobia, Taphephobia –
fear of the grave, or fear of
being placed in a grave while
still alive
Technophobia – fear of
technology (see also Luddite)
Telephone phobia – fear or
reluctance of making or taking
phone calls
Tetraphobia – fear of the
number 4
Thalassophobia – fear of the
sea, or fear of being in the
ocean
Thanatophobia – fear of dying
Thermophobia – fear of heat
Tokophobia – fear of
childbirth or pregnancy
Traumatophobia – a synonym
for injury phobia: fear of
having an injury
Trichophobia – a morbid
disgust caused by the sight of
loose hairs
Triskaidekaphobia,
Terdekaphobia – fear of the
number 13
Trypanophobia, Belonephobia,
Enetophobia – fear of needles
or injections
Trypophobia – fear of holes
Re: List Of Phobias And Their Meaning by seno408(m): 5:50am On Jan 29, 2013
U
Uranophobia, Ouranophobia –
fear of Heaven
W
Workplace phobia – fear of the
workplace
X
Xanthophobia – fear of the
colour yellow
Xenophobia – fear of
strangers, foreigners, or aliens
Xylophobia, Hylophobia,
Ylophobia – fear of trees,
forests or wood
Animal phobias
Main articles: Animal phobia and
Zoophobia
Agrizoophobia – fear of wild
animals
Ailurophobia – fear/dislike of
cats
Apiphobia – fear/dislike of
bees (also known as
melissophobia, from the Greek
melissa "bee"wink
Arachnophobia – fear/dislike
of spiders and other arachnids
Bovinophobia – fear/dislike of
cattle
Chiroptophobia – fear/dislike
of bats
Cynophobia – fear/dislike of
dogs
Entomophobia – fear/dislike of
insects
Equinophobia – fear/dislike of
horses (also known as
Hippophobia)
Herpetophobia – fear/dislike
of reptiles and/or amphibians
Ichthyophobia – fear/dislike of
fish
Mottephobia – fear/dislike of
butterflies and/or moths
Murophobia – fear/dislike of
mice and/or rats
Ophidiophobia – fear/dislike
of snakes
Ornithophobia – fear/dislike of
birds
Ranidaphobia – fear/dislike of
frogs
Selachophobia – fear of sharks
Scoleciphobia – fear of worms
Zoophobia – fear of animals
Re: List Of Phobias And Their Meaning by seno408(m): 5:51am On Jan 29, 2013
Other prejudices include:
Anglophobia – fear/dislike of
England or English culture, etc.
Atheophobia - fear/dislike of
atheists
Biphobia – fear/dislike of
bisexuality or bisexuals.
Christianophobia – fear/dislike
of Christians
Ephebiphobia – fear/dislike of
youth.
Germanophobia – fear/dislike
of Germans.
Gerontophobia,
Gerascophobia – fear/dislike
of aging or the elderly.
Heterophobia – fear/dislike of
heterosexuals.
Homophobia – fear/dislike of
homosexuality or
homosexuals.
Islamophobia – fear/dislike of
Muslims
Judeophobia – fear/dislike of
Jews.
Lesbophobia – fear/dislike of
lesbians.
Negrophobia – fear/dislike of
Black people.
Nipponophobia – fear/dislike
of the Japanese.
Pedophobia, Pediophobia –
fear/dislike of children.
Polonophobia – fear/dislike of
the Polish.
Psychophobia – fear/dislike of
mental illness or the mentally
ill.
Russophobia – fear/dislike of
the Russians.
Sinophobia – fear/dislike of
Chinese.
Transphobia – fear/dislike of
transgendered people.
Turcophobia – fear/dislike of
the Turks
Xenophobia – fear/dislike of
foreigners or extraterrestrials.
Re: List Of Phobias And Their Meaning by seno408(m): 5:53am On Jan 29, 2013
Biology, chemistry
Biologists use a number of -
phobia/-phobic terms to
describe predispositions by
plants and animals against
certain conditions. For antonyms,
see here.
Acidophobia/Acidophobic –
preference for non-acidic
conditions.
Heliophobia/Heliophobic –
aversion to sunlight.
Hydrophobia/Hydrophobic – a
property of being repelled by
water.
Lipophobicity – a property of
fat rejection
Oleophobicity – a property of
oil rejection
Ombrophobia – avoidance of
rain[7]
Photophobia (biology) a
negative phototaxis or
phototropism response, or a
tendency to stay out of the
light
Superhydrophobe – the
property given to materials
that are extremely difficult to
get wet.
Thermophobia – aversion to
heat.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_phobias
Re: List Of Phobias And Their Meaning by Zi: 7:20am On Jan 29, 2013
OP, pls can't this article be presented to us in a more readable format
Re: List Of Phobias And Their Meaning by seno408(m): 9:02am On Feb 22, 2013
Zi: OP, pls can't this article be presented to us in a more readable format
okay o
Re: List Of Phobias And Their Meaning by ~vicky~: 9:39am On Feb 22, 2013

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Vaccinophobia- Fear of vaccination.
Venustraphobia- Fear of beautiful women.
Verbophobia- Fear of words.
Verminophobia- Fear of germs.
Vestiphobia- Fear of clothing.
Virginitiphobia- Fear of molest.
Vitricophobia- Fear of step-father.

X

Xanthophobia- Fear of the color yellow or the word yellow.
Xenoglossophobia- Fear of foreign languages.
Xenophobia- Fear of strangers or foreigners.
Xerophobia- Fear of dryness.
Xylophobia- 1) Fear of wooden objects. 2) Forests.
Xyrophobia-Fear of razors.

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Re: List Of Phobias And Their Meaning by seno408(m): 11:27pm On Mar 07, 2013
~vicky~:

V

Vaccinophobia- Fear of vaccination.
Venustraphobia- Fear of beautiful women.
Verbophobia- Fear of words.
Verminophobia- Fear of germs.
Vestiphobia- Fear of clothing.
Virginitiphobia- Fear of molest.
Vitricophobia- Fear of step-father.

X

Xanthophobia- Fear of the color yellow or the word yellow.
Xenoglossophobia- Fear of foreign languages.
Xenophobia- Fear of strangers or foreigners.
Xerophobia- Fear of dryness.
Xylophobia- 1) Fear of wooden objects. 2) Forests.
Xyrophobia-Fear of razors.
lolz
Re: List Of Phobias And Their Meaning by PrettyCindy(f): 11:39pm On Mar 08, 2013
Thanks for this post. Will print it.

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