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phobias (fears)

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Ablutophobia
Fear of washing or bathing.
Acarophobia
Fear of itching or of the insects that cause itching.
Acerophobia
Fear of sourness.
Achluophobia
Fear of darkness.
Acousticophobia
Fear of noise.
Acrophobia
Fear of heights.
Aerophobia
Fear of drafts, air swallowing, or airbourne noxious substances.
Aeroacrophobia
Fear of open high places.
Aeronausiphobia
Fear of vomiting secondary to airsickness.
Agateophobia
Fear of insanity.
Agliophobia
Fear of pain.
Agoraphobia
Fear of open spaces or of being in crowded, public places like markets. Fear of leaving a safe place.
Agrizoophobia
Fear of wild animals.
Agyrophobia
Fear of streets or crossing the street.
Aichmophobia
Fear of needles or pointed objects.
Ailurophobia
Fear of cats.
Albuminurophobia
Fear of kidney disease.
Alektorophobia
Fear of chickens.
Algophobia
Fear of pain.
Alliumphobia
Fear of garlic.
Allodoxaphobia
Fear of opinions.
Altophobia
Fear of heights.
Amathophobia
Fear of dust.
Amaxophobia
Fear of riding in a car.
Ambulophobia
Fear of walking.
Amnesiphobia
Fear of amnesia.
Amychophobia
Fear of scratches or being scratched.
Anablephobia
Fear of looking up.
Ancraophobia
Fear of wind. (Anemophobia)
Androphobia
Fear of men.
Anemophobia
Fear of air drafts or wind.(Ancraophobia)
Anginophobia
Fear of angina, choking or narrowness.
Anglophobia
Fear of England or English culture, etc.
Angrophobia
Fear of anger or of becoming angry.
Ankylophobia
Fear of immobility of a joint.
Anthrophobia
Fear of flowers.
Anthropophobia
Fear of people or society.
Antlophobia
Fear of floods.
Anuptaphobia
Fear of staying single.
Apeirophobia
Fear of infinity.
Aphenphosmphobia
Fear of being touched. (Haphephobia)
Apiphobia
Fear of bees.
Apotemnophobia
Fear of persons with amputations.
Arachibutyrophobia
Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.
Arachnephobia
Fear of spiders.
Arithmophobia
Fear of numbers.
Arrhenphobia
Fear of men.
Arsonphobia
Fear of fire.
Asthenophobia
Fear of fainting or weakness.
Astraphobia
Fear of thunder and lightning.(Ceraunophobia, Keraunophobia)
Astrophobia
Fear of stars or celestial space.
Asymmetriphobia
Fear of asymmetrical things.
Ataxiophobia
Fear of ataxia. (muscular incoordination)
Ataxophobia
Fear of disorder or untidiness.
Atelophobia
Fear of imperfection.
Atephobia
Fear of ruin or ruins.
Athazagoraphobia
Fear of being forgotton or ignored or forgetting.
Atomosophobia
Fear of atomic explosions.
Atychiphobia
Fear of failure.
Aulophobia
Fear of flutes.
Aurophobia
Fear of gold.
Auroraphobia
Fear of Northern lights.
Autodysomophobia
Fear of one that has a vile odor.
Automatonophobia
Fear of ventriloquist's dummies, animatronic creatures, wax statues - anything that falsly represents a sentient being.
Automysophobia
Fear of being dirty.
Autophobia
Fear of being alone or of oneself.
Aviophobia
Fear of flying.
Bacillophobia
Fear of microbes.
Bacteriophobia
Fear of bacteria.
Ballistophobia
Fear of missiles or bullets.
Bolshephobia
Fear of Bolsheviks.
Barophobia
Fear of gravity.
Basophobia
Inability to stand. Fear of walking or falling.
Bathmophobia
Fear of stairs or steep slopes.
Bathophobia
Fear of depth.
Batophobia
Fear of heights or being close to high buildings.
Batrachophobia
Fear of amphibians, such as frogs, newts, salamanders, etc.
Belonephobia
Fear of pins and needles. (Aichmophobia)
Bibliophobia
Fear of books.
Blennophobia
Fear of slime.
Bogyphobia
Fear of bogeys or the bogeyman.
Botanophobia
Fear of plants.
Bromidrosiphobia
Fear of body smells.
Brontophobia
Fear of thunder and lightning.
Bufonophobia
Fear of toads.
Cacophobia
Fear of ugliness.
Cainophobia
Fear of newness, novelty.
Cancerophobia
Fear of cancer.
Cardiophobia
Fear of the heart.
Carnophobia
Fear of meat.
Catagelophobia
Fear of being ridiculed.
Catapedaphobia
Fear of jumping from high and low places.
Cathisophobia
Fear of sitting.
Catoptrophobia
Fear of mirrors.
Cenophobia
Fear of new things or ideas.
Ceraunophobia
Fear of thunder and lightning.(Astraphobia, Astrapophobia)
Chaetophobia
Fear of hair.
Cheimaphobia
Fear of cold.(Frigophobia, Psychophobia)
Chemophobia
Fear of chemicals or working with chemicals.
Cherophobia
Fear of gaiety.
Chionophobia
Fear of snow.
Chiraptophobia
Fear of being touched.
Chirophobia
Fear of hands.
Cholerophobia
Fear of anger or the fear of cholera.
Chorophobia
Fear of dancing.
Chrometophobia
Fear of money.
Chromophobia
Fear of colors.
Chronophobia
Fear of time.
Chronomentrophobia
Fear of clocks.
Cibophobia
Fear of food.(Sitophobia, Sitiophobia)
Claustrophobia
Fear of confined spaces.
Cleithrophobia
Fear of being locked in an enclosed place.
Cleptophobia
Fear of stealing.
Climacophobia
Fear of stairs, climbing, or of falling downstairs.
Clinophobia
Fear of going to bed.
Clithrophobia
Fear of being enclosed.
Cnidophobia
Fear of stings.
Cometophobia
Fear of comets.
Coimetrophobia
Fear of cemeteries.
Coitophobia
Fear of coitus.
Coprastasophobia
Fear of constipation.
Coprophobia
Fear of feces.
Consecotaleophobia
Fear of chopsticks.
Coulrophobia
Fear of clowns.
Counterphobia
The preference by a phobic for fearful situations.
Cremnophobia
Fear of precipices.
Cryophobia
Fear of extreme cold, ice or frost.
Crystallophobia
Fear of crystals or glass.
Cyberphobia
Fear of computers or working on a computer.
Cyclophobia
Fear of bicycles.
Cymophobia
Fear of waves or wave like motions.
Cynophobia
Fear of dogs or rabies.
Cypridophobia
Fear of prostitutes or venereal disease.
Decidophobia
Fear of making decisions.
Defecaloesiophobia
Fear of painful bowels movements.
Deipnophobia
Fear of dining or dinner conversations.
Dementophobia
Fear of insanity.
Demonophobia
Fear of demons.
Demophobia
Fear of crowds. (Agoraphobia)
Dendrophobia
Fear of trees.
Dentophobia
Fear of dentists.
Dermatophobia
Fear of skin lesions.
Dermatosiophobia
Fear of skin disease.
Dextrophobia
Fear of objects at the right side of the body.
Diabetophobia
Fear of diabetes.
Didaskaleinophobia
Fear of going to school.
Dikephobia
Fear of justice.
Dinophobia
Fear of dizziness or whirlpools.
Diplophobia
Fear of double vision.
Dipsophobia
Fear of drinking.
Dishabiliophobia
Fear of undressing in front of someone.
Domatophobia
Fear of houses or being in a house.(Eicophobia, Oikophobia)
Doraphobia
Fear of fur or skins of animals.
Doxophobia
Fear of expressing opinions or of receiving praise.
Dromophobia
Fear of crossing streets.
Dutchphobia
Fear of the Dutch.
Dysmorphophobia
Fear of deformity.
Dystychiphobia
Fear of accidents.
Ecophobia
Fear of home.
Eicophobia
Fear of home surroundings.(Domatophobia, Oikophobia)
Eisoptrophobia
Fear of mirrors or of seeing oneself in a mirror.
Electrophobia
Fear of electricity.
Eleutherophobia
Fear of freedom.
Elurophobia
Fear of cats.
Emetophobia
Fear of vomiting.
Enetophobia
Fear of pins.
Enochlophobia
Fear of crowds.
Enosiophobia
Fear of having committed an unpardonable sin or of criticism.
Entomophobia
Fear of insects.
Eosophobia
Fear of dawn or daylight.
Ephebiphobia
Fear of teenagers.
Epistaxiophobia
Fear of nosebleeds.
Epistemophobia
Fear of knowledge.
Equinophobia
Fear of horses.
Eremophobia
Fear of being oneself or of lonliness.
Ereuthrophobia
Fear of blushing.
Ergasiophobia
1) Fear of work or functioning. 2) Surgeon's fear of operating.
Ergophobia
Fear of work.
Euphobia
Fear of hearing good news.
Eurotophobia
Fear of female genitalia.
Erythrophobia
1) Fear of redlights. 2) Blushing. 3) Red.
Febriphobia
Fear of fever.
Felinophobia
Fear of cats. (Ailurophobia, Elurophobia, Galeophobia, Gatophobia)
Francophobia
Fear of France or French culture. (Gallophobia, Galiophobia)
Frigophobia
Fear of cold or cold things.(Cheimaphobia, Cheimatophobia, Psychrophobia)
Galeophobia
Fear of cats.
Gallophobia
Fear France or French culture. (Francophobia)
Gamophobia
Fear of marriage.
Geliophobia
Fear of laughter.
Geniophobia
Fear of chins.
Genuphobia
Fear of knees.
Gephyrophobia
Fear of crossing bridges.
Germanophobia
Fear of Germany or German culture.
Gerascophobia
Fear of growing old.
Gerontophobia
Fear of old people or of growing old.
Geumaphobia
Fear of taste.
Glossophobia
Fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak.
Gnosiophobia
Fear of knowledge.
Graphophobia
Fear of writing or handwriting.
Gymnophobia
Fear of nudity.
Gynephobia
Fear of women.
Hamartophobia
Fear of sinning.
Haphephobia
Fear of being touched.
Harpaxophobia
Fear of being robbed.
Hedonophobia
Fear of feeling pleasure.
Heliophobia
Fear of the sun.
Hellenologophobia
Fear of Greek terms or complex scientific terminology.
Helminthophobia
Fear of being infested with worms.
Hemophobia
Fear of blood.
Heresyphobia
Fear of challenges to official doctrine or of radical deviation.
Herpetophobia
Fear of reptiles or creepy, crawly things.
Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia
Fear of the number 666.
Hierophobia
Fear of priests or sacred things.
Hippophobia
Fear of horses.
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
Fear of long words.
Hobophobia
Fear of bums or beggars.
Hodophobia
Fear of road travel.
Hormephobia
Fear of shock.
Homichlophobia
Fear of fog.
Homilophobia
Fear of sermons.
Hominophobia
Fear of men.
Homophobia
Fear of sameness, monotony or of homosexuality or of becoming homosexual.
Hoplophobia
Fear of firearms.
Hydrargyophobia
Fear of mercurial medicines.
Hydrophobia
Fear of water or of rabies.
Hydrophobophobia
Fear of rabies.
Hyelophobia
Fear of glass.
Hygrophobia
Fear of liquids, dampness, or moisture.
Hylephobia
Fear of materialism or the fear of epilepsy.
Hylophobia
Fear of forests.
Hypengyophobia
Fear of responsibility.
Hypnophobia
Fear of sleep or of being hypnotized.
Hypsiphobia
Fear of height.
Iatrophobia
Fear of going to the doctor or of doctors.
Ichthyophobia
Fear of fish.
Ideophobia
Fear of ideas.
Illyngophobia
Fear of vertigo or feeling dizzy when looking down.
Iophobia
Fear of poison.
Insectophobia
Fear of insects.
Isolophobia
Fear of solitude, being alone.
Isopterophobia
Fear of termites, insects that eat wood.
Ithyphallophobia
Fear of seeing, thinking about or having an erect penis.
Japanophobia
Fear of Japanese.
Kainolophobia
Fear of anything new, novelty.
Kakorrhaphiophobia
Fear of failure or defeat.
Katagelophobia
Fear of ridicule.
Kathisophobia
Fear of sitting down.
Kenophobia
Fear of voids or empty spaces.
Keraunophobia
Fear of thunder and lightning.
Kinetophobia
Fear of movement or motion.
Kleptophobia
Fear of stealing.
Koinoniphobia
Fear of rooms.
Kolpophobia
Fear of genitals, particularly female.
Kopophobia
Fear of fatigue.
Koniophobia
Fear of dust. (Amathophobia)
Kosmikophobia
Fear of cosmic phenomenon.
Kymophobia
Fear of waves. (Cymophobia)
Kynophobia
Fear of rabies.
Kyphophobia
Fear of stooping.
Lachanophobia
Fear of vegetables.
Laliophobia
Fear of speaking.
Leprophobia
Fear of leprosy.
Leukophobia
Fear of the color white.
Levophobia
Fear of things to the left side of the body.
Ligyrophobia
Fear of loud noises.
Lilapsophobia
Fear of tornadoes and hurricanes.
Limnophobia
Fear of lakes.
Linonophobia
Fear of string.
Liticaphobia
Fear of lawsuits.
Lockiophobia
Fear of childbirth.
Logizomechanophobia
Fear of computers.
Logophobia
Fear of words.
Luiphobia
Fear of lues, syphillis.
Lutraphobia
Fear of otters.
Lygophobia
Fear of darkness.
Lyssophobia
Fear of rabies or of becoming mad.
Macrophobia
Fear of long waits.
Mageirocophobia
Fear of cooking.
Maieusiophobia
Fear of childbirth.
Maniaphobia
Fear of insanity.
Mastigophobia
Fear of punishment.
Mechanophobia
Fear of machines.
Medomalacuphobia
Fear of losing an erection.
Megalophobia
Fear of large things.
Melissophobia
Fear of bees.
Melanophobia
Fear of the color black.
Melophobia
Fear or hatred of music.
Meningitophobia
Fear of brain disease.
Menophobia
Fear of menstruation.
Merinthophobia
Fear of being bound or tied up.
Metallophobia
Fear of metal.
Metathesiophobia
Fear of changes.
Meteorophobia
Fear of meteors.
Methyphobia
Fear of alcohol.
Metrophobia
Fear or hatred of poetry.
Microbiophobia
Fear of microbes. (Bacillophobia)
Microphobia
Fear of small things.
Misophobia
Fear of being contaminated with dirt or germs.
Mnemophobia
Fear of memories.
Molysmophobia
Fear of dirt or contamination.
Monophobia
Fear of solitude or being alone.
Monopathophobia
Fear of definite disease.
Motorphobia
Fear of automobiles.
Mottephobia
Fear of moths.
Musophobia
Fear of mice.
Mycophobia
Fear or aversion to mushrooms.
Mycrophobia
Fear of small things.
Myctophobia
Fear of darkness.
Myrmecophobia
Fear of ants.
Mythophobia
Fear of myths or stories or false statements.
Myxophobia
Fear of slime.
Nebulaphobia
Fear of fog.
Necrophobia
Fear of death or dead things.
Nelophobia
Fear of glass.
Neopharmaphobia
Fear of new drugs.
Neophobia
Fear of anything new.
Nephophobia
Fear of clouds.
Noctiphobia
Fear of the night.
Nomatophobia
Fear of names.
Nosocomephobia
Fear of hospitals.
Nosophobia
Fear of becoming ill.
Nostophobia
Fear of returning home.
Novercaphobia
Fear of your step-mother.
Nucleomituphobia
Fear of nuclear weapons.
Numerophobia
Fear of numbers.
Nyctohylophobia
Fear of dark wooded areas or of forests at night
Nyctophobia
Fear of the dark or of night.
Obesophobia
Fear of gaining weight.(Pocrescophobia)
Ochlophobia
Fear of crowds or mobs.
Ochophobia
Fear of vehicles.
Octophobia
Fear of the figure 8.
Odontophobia
Fear of teeth or dental surgery.
Odynophobia
Fear of pain.
Oenophobia
Fear of wines.
Oikophobia
Fear of home surroundings, house.(Domatophobia, Eicophobia)
Olfactophobia
Fear of smells.
Ombrophobia
Fear of rain or of being rained on.
Ommetaphobia
Fear of eyes.
Oneirophobia
Fear of dreams.
Oneirogmophobia
Fear of wet dreams.
Onomatophobia
Fear of hearing a certain word or of names.
Ophidiophobia
Fear of snakes. (Snakephobia)
Ophthalmophobia
Fear of being stared at.
Opiophobia
Fear medical doctors experience of prescribing needed pain medications for patients.
Optophobia
Fear of opening one's eyes.
Ornithophobia
Fear of birds.
Orthophobia
Fear of property.
Osmophobia
Fear of smells or odors.
Ostraconophobia
Fear of shellfish.
Ouranophobia
Fear of heaven.
Pagophobia
Fear of ice or frost.
Panthophobia
Fear of suffering and disease.
Panophobia
Fear of everything.
Papaphobia
Fear of the Pope.
Papyrophobia
Fear of paper.
Paralipophobia
Fear of neglecting duty or responsibility.
Parasitophobia
Fear of parasites.
Paraskavedekatriaphobia
Fear of Friday the 13th.
Pathophobia
Fear of disease.
Parturiphobia
Fear of childbirth.
Peccatophobia
Fear of sinning or imaginary crimes.
Pediculophobia
Fear of lice.
Pediophobia
Fear of dolls.
Pedophobia
Fear of children.
Peladophobia
Fear of bald people.
Pellagrophobia
Fear of pellagra.
Peniaphobia
Fear of poverty.
Pentheraphobia
Fear of mother-in-law. (Novercaphobia)
Phagophobia
Fear of swallowing or of eating or of being eaten.
Phalacrophobia
Fear of becoming bald.
Pharmacophobia
Fear of taking medicine.
Phasmophobia
Fear of ghosts.
Phengophobia
Fear of daylight or sunshine.
Philosophobia
Fear of philosophy.
Phobophobia
Fear of fears.
Photoaugliaphobia
Fear of glaring lights.
Photophobia
Fear of light.
Phonophobia
Fear of noises or voices or one's own voice; of telephones.
Phronemophobia
Fear of thinking.
Phthiriophobia
Fear of lice. (Pediculophobia)
Phthisiophobia
Fear of tuberculosis.
Placophobia
Fear of tombstones.
Plutophobia
Fear of wealth.
Pluviophobia
Fear of rain or of being rained on.
Pneumatiphobia
Fear of spirits.
Pnigophobia
Fear of choking of being smothered.
Pocrescophobia
Fear of gaining weight. (Obesophobia)
Pogonophobia
Fear of beards.
Poliosophobia
Fear of contracting poliomyelitis.
Politicophobia
Fear or abnormal dislike of politicians.
Polyphobia
Fear of many things.
Poinephobia
Fear of punishment.
Ponophobia
Fear of overworking or of pain.
Porphyrophobia
Fear of the color purple.
Potamophobia
Fear of rivers or running water.
Potophobia
Fear of alcohol.
Pharmacophobia
Fear of drugs.
Prosophobia
Fear of progress.
Psellismophobia
Fear of stuttering.
Psychophobia
Fear of mind.
Psychrophobia
Fear of cold.
Pteromerhanophobia
Fear of flying.
Pteronophobia
Fear of being tickled by feathers.
Pupaphobia
Fear of puppets.
Pyrexiophobia
Fear of Fever.
Pyrophobia
Fear of fire.
Radiophobia
Fear of radiation, x-rays.
Ranidaphobia
Fear of frogs.
Rectophobia
Fear of rectum or rectal diseases.
Rhabdophobia
Fear of being severely punished or beaten by a rod, or of being severely criticized. Also fear of magic.(wand)
Rhypophobia
Fear of defecation.
Rhytiphobia
Fear of getting wrinkles.
Rupophobia
Fear of dirt.
Russophobia
Fear of Russians.
Samhainophobia
Fear of Halloween
Sarmassophobia
Fear of love play.
Satanophobia
Fear of Satan.
Scabiophobia
Fear of scabies.
Scatophobia
Fear of fecal matter.
Scelerophibia
Fear of bad men, burglars.
Sciophobia
Fear of shadows.
Scoleciphobia
Fear of worms.
Scolionophobia
Fear of school.
Scopophobia
Fear of being seen or stared at.
Scotomaphobia
Fear of blindness in visual field.
Scotophobia
Fear of darkness.
Scriptophobia
Fear of writing in public.
Selachophobia
Fear of sharks.
Selaphobia
Fear of light flashes.
Selenophobia
Fear of the moon.
Seplophobia
Fear of decaying matter.
Sesquipedalophobia
Fear of long words.
Siderodromophobia
Fear of trains, railroads or train travel.
Siderophobia
Fear of stars.
Sinistrophobia
Fear of things to the left or left-handed.
Sinophobia
Fear of Chinese, Chinese culture.
Sitophobia or Sitiophobia
Fear of food or eating.
Snakephobia
Fear of snakes.
Soceraphobia
Fear of parents-in-law.
Social Phobia
Fear of being evaluated negatively in social situations.
Sociophobia
Fear of society or people in general.
Somniphobia
Fear of sleep.
Sophophobia
Fear of learning.
Soteriophobia
Fear of dependence on others.
Spacephobia
Fear of outer space.
Spectrophobia
Fear of specters or ghosts.
Spermatophobia
Fear of germs.
Spheksophobia
Fear of wasps.
Stasibasiphobia
Fear of standing or walking.
Staurophobia
Fear of crosses or the crucifix.
Stenophobia
Fear of narrow things or places.
Suriphobia
Fear of mice.
Symbolophobia
Fear of symbolism.
Symmetrophobia
Fear of symmetry.
Syngenesophobia
Fear of relatives.
Syphilophobia
Fear of syphilis.
Tachophobia
Fear of speed.
Taeniophobia
Fear of tapeworms.
Taphephobia
Fear of being buried alive or of cemeteries.
Tapinophobia
Fear of being contagious.
Taurophobia
Fear of bulls.
Technophobia
Fear of technology.
Teleophobia
1) Fear of definite plans. 2) Religious ceremony.
Telephonophobia
Fear of telephones.
Teratophobia
Fear of bearing a deformed child or fear of monsters or deformed people.
Testophobia
Fear of taking tests.
Tetanophobia
Fear of lockjaw, tetanus.
Teutophobia
Fear of German or German things.
Textophobia
Fear of certain fabrics.
Thaasophobia
Fear of sitting.
Thalassophobia
Fear of the sea.
Thanatophobia
Fear of death or dying.
Theatrophobia
Fear of theatres.
Theologicophobia
Fear of theology.
Theophobia
Fear of gods or religion.
Thermophobia
Fear of heat.
Tocophobia
Fear of pregnancy or childbirth.
Tomophobia
Fear of surgical operations.
Tonitrophobia
Fear of thunder.
Topophobia
Fear of certain places or situations, such as stage fright.
Toxiphobia
Fear of poison or of being accidently poisoned.
Traumatophobia
Fear of injury.
Tremophobia
Fear of trembling.
Trichinophobia
Fear of trichinosis.
Trichopathophobia
Fear of hair.
Triskaidekaphobia
Fear of the number 13.
Tropophobia
Fear of moving or making changes.
Trypanophobia
Fear of injections.
Tuberculophobia
Fear of tuberculosis.
Tyrannophobia
Fear of tyrants.
Uranophobia
Fear of heaven.
Urophobia
Fear of urine or urinating.
Vaccinophobia
Fear of vaccination.
Venustraphobia
Fear of beautiful women.
Verbophobia
Fear of words.
Verminophobia
Fear of germs.
Vestiphobia
Fear of clothing.
Vitricophobia
Fear of step-father.
Walloonphobia
Fear of the Walloons.
Wiccaphobia
Fear of witches and witchcraft.
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
Zelophobia
Fear of jealousy.
Zemmiphobia
Fear of the great mole rat.
Zoophobia
Fear of animals.

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