Phobia Words: agraphobia to anthropophobia,
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Words that include: phobo-, phob-, -phobia, -phobias,
-phobe, -phobiac, -phobist, -phobic, -phobism, -phobous
(Greek: fear, extreme fear of; morbid, excessive, irrational fear, or terror of something or someone; however, sometimes this Greek element means a strong dislike or hatred for something or someone)
A fear of sexual abuse.
An abnormal or excessive fear of wild animals.
An abnormal fear of busy streets; fear of crossing a busy street; excessive fear of public places where help might not be available or from which escape might be difficult to achieve. A form of agoraphobia.
1. An excessive fear of pointed objects, such as knives, nails, and forks. Symptoms of this phobia may lead to unusual eating habits, such as eating alone or without silverware, or to the selection of an occupation in which the phobic person will not have to see or use dangerous implements or their symbolic equivalents.
2. An abnormal or morbid fear of being touched by pointed objects, such as the finger or other sharp or slender-pointed objects.
ailourophobia, ailurophobia, elurophobia, aelurophobia:
An excessive fear of cats. In its most extreme form, this phobia may cause one to stay home to avoid encountering a cat in the street or even seeing one when the phobic is in a vehicle.
An abnormal fear of sounds.
An excessive fear of albumin in ones urine as a sign of kidney disease. Some people fear that they have kidney disease when their urinary habits change or if they have vague pains in their abdomen or back. Others worry that they are urinating too much, and some worry that they are not urinating enough.
An abnormal fear of chickens which may be a result of the fear of feathers, of winged creatures, or of flying animals or birds. Such fears may also include eggs or live, or dead, chickens. A few reasons include fears of being pecked, swooped upon, and because they roost above eye level or that they eat food from the ground or manure piles which may contaminate the bird. Such fears usually involve relative closeness to live chickens, but usually dont include cooked chickens.
An abnormal fear of the truth.
Excessive fear of cats.
An excessive fear of pain. Mankind has suffered and feared pain since the beginning of time. Although a wide variety of drugs are now available to ease pain, it is still a fearful topic, and the prospect of having pain makes many people anxious.
An abnormal fear of garlic and it may extend to a variety of plants characterized by their pungent odors, including onions, leeks, chives, and shallots.
An intensive fear or hatred of the opinions of others. This phobia may relate to hearing or learning opinions of others or of fearing ones own opinions. This anxiety may also be related to a fear of criticism.
altophobia (preferred usage is acrophobia):
An abnormal or excessive fear of heights.
An excessive fear of failure.
An excessive fear of dust. Some phobics who fear contamination and germs also include dust as part of their anxieties. A few of those who fear dust keep the windows in their residences closed at all times and install elaborate air-filtering equipment. Some are constantly wiping surfaces and clean their living quarters quite often.
An excessive fear of being in, meeting in, driving in, or riding in certain kinds of vehicles; or of vehicles in general.
An excessive fear of walking.
An abnormal fear of having amnesia or loss of memory. This fear is now commonly related to the development of Alzheimers disease. There are two basic types of amnesia that people fear: 1. The inability to form new memories in which the individual either does not consolidate what is perceived into permanent memory storage or cannot retrieve recent memories.
2. The loss of memory of events that occurred before the memory disturbance began.
An excessive fear of being scratched, in particularly, by cats, dogs, puppies, and kittens. For those who have severe allergic reactions to animal scratches, animal hair, or fleas, the fear is justified.
An excessive fear of looking up at high places. These phobics avoid looking up at the tops of tall buildings in cities and at the tops of mountains while in the country. The phobic of heights becomes overwhelmingly uncomfortable and fearful, sometimes having symptoms associated with panic attacks, such as palpitations, sweating, dizziness, and difficulty in breathing.
An excessive fear or hatred of men that may be a result of unpleasant experiences with men or because of some particular characteristics of men. Such a phobic will try to avoid situations where men are present.
An abnormal fear of drafts, winds, cyclones, hurricanes, etc. Some of these phobics have such fears when the weather changes; such as, when dark clouds appear or at times where they can hear the wind. In biology, intolerant of exposure to wind.
anginaphobia, anginophobia, angionophobia:
An extreme anxiety of choking or painful constriction about the heart; heart attack; narrowness; angina pectoris or related heart problems. Angina pectoris is not a sharp pain, but rather a sensation of pressure, squeezing, or tightness. It usually starts in the center of the chest under the breastbone (sternum) and radiates to the throat area. The first time a person has uncomplicated angina pectoris, he may fear that he is having a fatal heart attack. He may become extremely anxious and even have a panic attack that will aggravate his chest pains.
Fear or hatred of England and all things that are English; such as, the English language and things relating to English culture.
Fear of immobility of a joint or that a joint will stick in place.
An abnormal fear or hatred of mosquitoes (especially malarial mosquitoes).
An excessive fear of flowers in general, or of a particular flower, or of a characteristic of some flowers.
An abnormal fear of people, of human society, a dread of human companionship, or it may be centered on a particular individual. An example in the extreme would involve the complete avoidance of people by the phobic.