Phobia Words: iatrophobia to myxophobia,
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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)
An abnormal fear of going to a doctor (physician) or to places where patients are treated, such as hospitals.
An excessive fear of fish or of anything related to fish.
A hatred or dread of images (statues, drawings, paintings, etc).
An excessive fear of ideas.
An excessive fear of vertigo or a fear of feeling dizzy when looking down from a high place.
A distress at being found out that one is an imposter.
An excessive fear of poisons. Also, a fear of rust.
An irrational dread of solitude or of being alone.
An abnormal fear of termites or of other wood-eating insects that are destructive of wooden structures.
A fear of seeing, thinking about, or having an erect penis.
kainophobia, kainotophobia, cainophobia, cainotophobia:
An excessive fear of anything new or of change.
kakorraphiaphobia, kakorraphiophobia, kakorrhaphiophobia:
An irrational fear of failure, defeat, or of looking bad.
An irrational dread of being ridiculed, put down, and embarrassed in social situations.
An excessive fear of sitting down.
An abnormal fear of open spaces, of emptiness, or of barren spaces.
An excessive fear of thunder and lightning (lightning in general).
An abnormal fear of being hit by man-made satellites.
An excessive fear of movement. Some people who have balance problems or inner-ear disorders may have a greater fear of motion because of their reduced ability to physically adjust to it.
An excessive fear of thieves or of loss through thievery; of becoming a kleptomaniac.
An irrational dread of being in a room full of people.
A horror about genitals, particularly female genitals.
An excessive concern about dust.
An dread of fatigue, exhaustion; or an apprehension of mental or physical exhaustion.
A panic regarding waves that may be related to a fear of motion, water, or of landscapes in which water and leaves are prominent.
An abnormal terror of someone, or something, that is assumed to have rabies. Also a dread of dogs.
An excessive dread of stooping that may be related to fears of falling, a strong concern of injury as with the back or of dizziness which might be a result of a change in posture.
An intense anxiety about vegetables perhaps because they have grown in what may be considered to be contaminated ground.
A terror of talking (or of stuttering when trying to talk).
An intense panic about the possibility of being robbed either at home or in public.
An excessive dread of leprosy.
An abnormal anxiety of forgetting.
An extreme dread of the color white. For some, paleness may represent ill health or even ghosts to those who fear the supernatural.
An excessive horror of objects on the left side of the body.
A dread of noise.
An exaggerated terror of tornadoes or hurricanes.
An extreme apprehension of marshes, of marshy lakes, or lakes in general.
An exaggerated concern regarding string.
An excessive apprehension of being fat.
An abnormal anxiety about litigation or lawsuits.
An abnormal anxiety about words or certain kinds of words.
An exaggerated horror of having lues, which is a synonym for syphilis. Lues is derived from the Latin word for infection or plague.
An excessive panic about being in dark or gloomy places.
In chemistry, having little attraction between particles and the medium of dispersion: said of colloidal material. Colloids are solids, liquids, or gaseous substances that exist in all living matter.
lyssiophobia, lyssophobia, lissophobia:
An intense terror of becoming mad, insane, or of having a nervous break-down; a fear of catching rabies.
An abnormal dread of having to wait for long periods of time.
An intense apprehension about pregnancy or childbirth.
An extreme dread of love play that includes caressing, stroking, or fondling.
An extreme concern of becoming insane or of seeing others who are mentally ill.
An excessive dread of being flogged (beaten).
A morbid fear of machines.
An exaggerated concern of losing an erection.
An irrational distress of having an erect penis either regarding its size or the social embarrassment of having an erection in public.
An unreasonable distrust of large objects.
An uncontrolled apprehension regarding bees or insects.
An uncommon fear of meningitis or brain disease.
An abnormal fear of menstruation.
An irrational terror of being bound [tied up].
An unnatural distrust of metals or objects made of metal.
An uncontrollable apprehension of meteors or meteorites. Also an uncommon fear of certain weather.
An abnormal fear of alcohol or becoming an alcoholic. People with little personal identity, low self-esteem, or feelings of helplessness and dependence might have an exaggerated fear of becoming alcoholic because of their personal temperaments.
An undue dread of poetry.
microbiophobia, microphobia, mikrophobia:
A fanatical distress or fear of microbes and bacteria.
A fanatical dread of dirt, especially of being contaminated by dirt and related germs.
An unreasonable apprehension of memories.
An uncommon terror of infection or contamination.
The fanatical concern that a writer has of using the same word more than once in three lines.
An abnormal panic of having sickness in a specified part of the body or some definite disease.
An extreme angst of being left alone or of desolate places. Also a fear of just one thing (whatever that might be).
A fear of motor vehicles.
muriphobia, murophobia, musophobia:
An uncontrolled fear of mice. Some people who fear mice have fainted or run at the sight of one, or at least jumped away to avoid contact with it.
A disproportionate concern about or fear of music.
myrmecophobia, myrmecophobe, myrmecophoby:
1. An excessive fear or hatred of ants. Quite often, those who have an abnormal fear of ants are also phobic about other tiny insects. Some people who have abnormal fears of dirt or contamination may also fear the presence of ants near food or in the kitchen. If they have obsessive-compulsive disorder, they may continually wash kitchen counters and the inside of their refrigerators as a ritual to give themselves a sense of assurance that no ants or other sources of contamination are present.
2. In biology, a reference to organisms that repel ants or termites.
A fanatical dread of filth, contamination, or dirt.
An unreasonable apprehension about making false statements or of untrue stories; an unnatural fear of incorrectness.
An irrational dread of slime.