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Corrected List of Philias


Our list of philias was created from a corrected list of phobias by simply replacing phobia with philia. Theoretically, this should work, although there are some things that we don't love. This does not mean that the philia word is not possible, so we have simply generated the list to remind ourselves that obsessive love is as real a potential human condition as is obsessive fear. For a longer discussion of what we have done, click here.

A person possessed of a philia is a -phile, e.g. bibliophile, blogophile, Russophile. The adjective describing these conditions is -philic, e.g. bibliophilic, blogophilic, Russophilic. You may convert the adjectives into adverbs by simply adding -ly.

For a list of corresponding philias, click here

For a list of corresponding manias, click here

To take the alphaDictionary Phobias Test, click here.


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philia Obsessive Love of
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ablutophiliawashing or bathing
acarophiliaitching
acerophiliasourness or sour things
achluophiliadarkness
acousticophilianoise
acrophiliaheights, high places
aeroacrophiliaopen high places
aeronauseophiliaairsickness
aerophiliaair or drafts
agateophiliainsanity
agoraphiliaopen or public places
agathophiliakindness
agriozoophiliawild animals
agyrophiliastreets or crossing them
aichmophiliasharp or pointed objects
ailurophiliacats
albuminurophiliaalbumen in the urine or kidney disease
alektorophiliaroosters or chickens
algophiliapain
alliophiliagarlic (Latinized; see scorodophilia)
allodoxaphiliadifferent opinions
altophiliaheights, high places (Latinized; see acrophilia)
amathophiliadust
amaxophiliariding in a car or wagon
ambulophiliawalking
amnesiophiliaforgetting
amychophiliabeing scratched
anablephilialooking up
androphiliamen
anemophiliawind or drafts
anginophiliaangina, choking tightness
Anglophiliathings English
ankylophiliaimmobility of a joint
anthophiliaflowers
anthropophiliapeople or society
antlophiliafloods
anuptophiliastaying single
apeirophiliainfinity
aphenophiliariches, wealth
apiophiliabees
apotemnophiliapersons with amputations
arachibutyrophiliapeanut butter sticking in your mouth
arachnephiliaspiders (See also arachnophilia)
arachnophiliaspiders (See also arachnephilia)
arithmophilianumbers
astrophiliastars or celestial space
asymmetrophiliaasymmetrical things
ataxiophilialoss of muscular coordination
ataxophiliadisorder or untidiness
atelophiliaimperfection
atephiliaruin or ruins
athazagoraphiliaforgetfulness or being forgotton
atomosophiliaatomic explosions
atychiphiliafailure or misfortune
augophiliabright lights, glare, sunlight
aulophiliaflutes
aurophiliagold
aurorophiliathe Northern Lights
autodysomophiliabad odors or people with them
automatonophiliaautomatons
automysophiliabeing dirty
autophiliasolitude, being alone
aviatophiliaflying (See also aviophilia)
aviophiliaflying (See also aviatophilia)
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bacillophiliamicrobes
bacteriophiliabacteria
ballistophiliamissiles, including bullets
barophiliagravity
basiphiliafalling or being unable to stand
bathyphiliadepth or deep water
batrachophiliaamphibians, such as frogs
BeatlephiliaThe Beatles
belonephiliasharp, pointed objects (See also aichmophilia)
bibliophiliabooks
biophilianature
blennophiliaslime
blogophiliablogs and writing them
BolshephiliaBolsheviks
botanophiliaplants
bromidrophiliabody smells (Questionable; see also bromidrosiphilia)
bromidrosiphiliabody smells (Questionable; see also bromidrophilia)
brontophiliathunder and lightning
bufonophiliatoads
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cacophiliaugliness
cainophilianewness, novelty, change (See also cainotophilia)
cainotophilianewness, novelty, change (See also cainophilia)
caligynephiliabeautiful women
cancerophiliacancer (Better: carcinophilia)
carcinophiliacancer (Preferable to cancerophilia)
cardiophiliaheart, the
carnophiliameat
catagelophiliabeing ridiculed
catapedophiliajumping
cathisophiliasitting
catoptrophiliamirrors
cenophiliaempty spaces
centophilianew things or ideas
ceraunophiliathunder and lightning
chaetophiliahair
cheimatophiliathe cold or cold things
chemophiliachemicals
cherophiliagaiety
chionophiliasnow
chiraptophiliabeing touched
chirophiliahands
cholerophiliaanger or cholera
chorophiliadancing
chromatophiliacolors
chrometophiliamoney
chronomentrophiliaclocks
chronophiliatime
cibophiliafood
cibophiliafood (See also Sitophilia, Sitiophilia)
claustrophiliaconfinement
cleithrophiliabeing enclosed (See also clithrophilia)
kleptophiliastealing, theifs
clinophiliagoing to bed
clithrophiliabeing enclosed
cnidophiliastings
coimetrophiliacemeteries
coitophiliasex or sexual relations
cometophiliacomets
contreltophiliasexual abuse
coprastasophiliaconstipation
coprophiliafeces
coulrophiliaclowns
counterphiliafearful situations
cremnophiliacliffs and precipices
cryophiliaextreme cold, ice or frost
crystallophiliacrystals or glass
cyberphiliaInternet, the
cyclophiliacycles or bicycles
cymophiliawaves or waviness
cynophiliadogs or rabies
cyprianophiliaprostitutes or venereal disease
cypridophiliavenereal disease
cyprinophiliaprostitutes
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daimonophiliaghosts or demons
decalcophiliadecals
defecaloesiophiliapainful bowels movements
deipnophiliadining
dementophiliainsanity
demonophiliaghosts or demons
demophiliapeople
dendrophiliatrees
dentophiliadentists or dentistry
dermatophiliaskin disease (See also dermatosiophilia)
dermatosiophiliaskin disease (See also dermatophilia)
dextrophiliathings on the right
diabetophiliadiabetes
didaskaleinophiliagoing to school
dikephiliajustice, lawsuits
dinophiliadizziness or whirlpools
diplophiliadouble vision
dipsophiliadrinking (spirits. alcohol)
dishabiliophiliaundressing in front of someone
dontophiliateeth
dorophiliafur animal skins
doxophiliaopinions or praise
dromophiliacrossing streets
dysmorphophiliaphysical deformity
dystychiphiliaaccidents
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ecclesiophiliachurch
ecophiliathe home or houses (See also oikophilia)
eisoptrophiliamirrors
electrophiliaelectricity
eleutherophiliafreedom
emetophiliavomiting
enetophiliapins
enissophiliaattack or criticism
enochlophiliacrowds
entomophiliainsects
eosophiliadawn or daylight
ephebophiliateenagers
epistaxiophilianosebleeds
epistemophiliaknowledge
equinophiliahorses (Better hippophilia)
eremophiliabeing oneself or of loneliness
ereuthophiliared or anything red (See also erythrophilia, erytophilia)
ergasiophiliawork or functioning
ergophiliawork
erophilialove, love-making
erotophiliathe erotic, eroticism
erythrophiliared or anything red (See also erytophilia, ereuthophilia)
erytophiliared or anything red (See also erythrophilia, ereuthophilia)
euphiliagoodness or things good
eurotophiliafemale private parts
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febriphiliafever (See also fibriophilia)
fibriophiliafever (See also febriphilia)
Francophiliathings French (See also Gallophilia, Galiophilia)
frigophiliacold or cold things
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Gallophiliathings French (See also Francophilia, Galiophilia)
gamophiliamarriage
geliophilialaughter
geniophiliachins
genophiliasex
genuphiliaknees
gephyrophiliacrossing bridges
gerascophiliagrowing old
germanophiliagermany or german culture
gerontophiliaold people
geumophiliataste
glossophilialanguage or speaking
gnosiophiliaknowledge
goetophiliawitches and witchcraft
graphophiliawriting or script
gymnophilianudity
gynephiliawomen
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hadephiliahell (See also stygiophilia)
hagiophiliasaints or holy things
hamartophiliasinning or sin
haphephiliabeing touched
haptephiliabeing touched (See also haphephilia)
harpaxophiliabeing robbed
hedonophiliafeeling pleasure
heliophiliathe sun or sunlight
HellenologophiliaGreek words or scientific terms
Hellenophiliathings Greek
helminthophiliaworms
hematophiliablood
hemophiliablood
hereiophiliachallenges to official doctrine
herpetophiliareptiles
heterophiliathe opposite sex
hierophiliapriests or sacred things
hippophiliahorses (Better than equinophilia)
hobophiliabums or beggars (Joke)
hodophiliaroad travel
homichlophiliafog
homilophiliasermons
homophiliahomosexuals or homosexuality
homophiliapeople
homophiliasameness
hoplophiliafirearms
hormephiliashock
hyalophiliaglass (See also hyelophilia)
hydrargyophiliamercurial medicines
hydrophiliawater or rabies
hydrophilophiliarabies
hyelophiliaglass (See also hyalophilia)
hygrophilialiquid or moisture
hygrophilialiquids, dampness, or moisture
hylephiliamaterialism or epilepsy
hylophiliaforests
hypegiaphiliaresponsibility
hypengyophiliaresponsibility
hypnophiliasleep or hypnosis
hypsophiliaheight
iatrophiliadoctors
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ichthyophiliafish
iconophiliapictures or images
ideophiliaideas
illyngophiliavertigo
insectophiliainsects
iophiliapoison
IslamophiliaIslam
isolophiliasolitude, being alone
isopterophiliatermites
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Japanophiliathings Japanese
JudeophiliaJews
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kainophilianovelty, innovation
kainotophiliachange
kakorrhaphiophiliafailure or defeat
katagelophiliaridicule
kathisophiliasitting down
kenophiliaempty spaces
keraunophiliathunder and lightning (See also ceraunophilia)
kinesophiliamovement or motion (See also kinetophilia)
kinetophiliamovement or motion (See also kinesophilia)
kleptophiliastealing
koinoniphiliarooms
kolpophiliaprivate parts, particularly female
koniophiliadust (See also amathophilia)
kopophiliafatigue
kosmophiliacosmos, cosmic phenomena
kymophiliawaves or undulation (See also cymophilia)
kynophiliadogs or rabies
kyphophiliastooping
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lachanophiliavegetables
laliophiliaspeaking (See also lalophilia)
lalophiliaspeaking (Peferable to laliophilia)
leprophilialeprosy
leukophiliawhite, the color
ligyrophilialoud or shrill noises
lilapsophiliatornadoes and hurricanes
limnophilialakes
linonophiliastring
litigophilialaw suits (See also dikophilia)
logizomechanophiliacomputers
logophiliawords (Better than verbophilia)
loutrophiliawashing or bathing
luiphilialues, syphillis
lutraphiliaotters
lygophiliadarkness
lyssophiliarabies or madness
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macrophilialong waits
mageirocophiliacooking
maieusiophiliachildbirth
malaxophiliasoftening, softness
maniaphiliainsanity
mastigophiliapunishment
mechanophiliamachines
megalophilialarge things
melanophiliablack, the color
melissophiliabees
melophiliamusic
meningitophiliabrain disease
menophiliamenstruation
merinthophiliabeing tied up
metallophiliametal
metathesiophiliachanges
meteorophiliameteors
methyphiliaalcohol
metrophiliapoetry
microbiophiliamicrobes (See also bacillophilia)
microphiliasmall things
misophiliahatred
mnemophiliamemories
molysmophiliacontamination
monopathophiliasingle disease
monophiliasolitude or being alone
motorophiliamotors
musculophiliamuscles
musophiliamice or muscles
mycophiliamushrooms
mycrophiliasmall things
myrmecophiliaants
mysophiliadirt or germs
mythophiliamyths or gossip
myxophiliaslime (See also blennophilia)
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nebulaphiliafog (See also homichlophilia)
necrophiliadeath or dead things
negrophiliaAfricans or African Americans
nelophiliaglass
neopharmaphilianew drugs
neophiliaanything new
nephophiliaclouds
noctiphiliathe night (Better nyctophilia)
nomatophilianames
nomophiliacellphones
nosocomephiliahospitals
nosophiliaillness or disease
nostophiliareturning home
novercaphiliayour stepmother or stepmothers
nucleomitophilianuclear weapons
nudophilianudity
numerophilianumbers
nyctohylophiliaforests at night
nyctophilianight, dark (Better than noctiphilia)
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obesophiliaobesity
ochlophiliacrowds or mobs
ochophiliavehicles
octophilia8, the figure or number
odontophiliateeth or dentistry
odynephiliapain (See also agliophilia)
oenophiliawines
oikophiliathe home or houses (See also ecophilia)
olfactophiliasmells
ombrophiliarain
ommatophiliaeyes (See also ommetaphilia)
ommetaphiliaeyes (See also ommataphilia)
oneirogmophiliawet dreams
oneirophiliadreams
onomatophiliawords or a certain word
ophidiophiliasnakes
ophthalmophiliabeing stared or looked at
opiophiliamedicine
optophiliaopening one's eyes
ornithophiliabirds
orthophiliaproperty
osmophiliasmells or odors (See also osphresiophilia)
osphresiophiliasmells or odors (See also osmophilia)
ostraconophiliashellfish
ouranophiliaheaven (See also uranophilia)
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paedophiliachildren or dolls (See also pedophilia)
pagophiliaice or frost
panophiliaeverything (See also pantophilia)
panthophiliasuffering and disease
pantophiliaeverything (See also panophilia)
papaphiliathe Pope
papyrophiliapaper
paralipophilianeglecting duty or responsibility
paraphiliasexual perversion
parasitophiliaparasites
paraskavedekatriaphiliaFriday the 13th (Joke)
parthenophiliayoung girls
parturiphiliachildbirth
pathophiliadisease
patroiophiliaheredity
peccatophiliasinning or crimes
pediculophilialice
pediophiliadolls
pedophiliachildren or dolls (See also paedophilia)
peladophiliabald people
pellagrophiliapellagra
peniaphiliapoverty
pentherophiliayour mother-in-law or mother-in-laws (See also novercaphilia)
phagophiliaeating or of being eaten
phalacrophiliabecoming bald
phallophiliapenis, esp erect
pharmacophiliadrugs or medicines
phasmophiliaghosts
phengophiliadaylight or sunshine
philematophiliakissing
philemophiliakissing
philophiliaaffection, kindness.
philosophiliaphilosophy, learning
phallainophiliawhales
philophilialove or philias
phonophiliasounds, voices, or telephones
photophilialight
phronemophiliathinking
phtheirophilialice
phthisiophiliatuberculosis
placophiliatombstones
plutophiliawealth
pluviophiliarain
pneumatophiliaspirits
pnigerophiliachoking of being smothered (See also pnigophilia)
pnigophiliachoking of being smothered (See also pnigerophilia)
pogophiliabeards
poinephiliapunishment
poliophiliapoliomyelitis or gray, the color
politicophiliapolitics or politicians
polyphiliamany things
ponophiliaoverworking or of pain
pornophiliapornography
pornographophiliapornography
porphyrophiliapurple, the color
potamophiliarivers or running water
potophiliaalcohol or drinking
proctophiliarectums
prosophiliaprogress
psellismophiliastuttering
psychophiliamind
psychrophiliacold (See also frigophilia)
pteridophiliaferns
pterophiliabirds; feathers or being tickled by them
pupaphiliapuppets
pyrexiophiliafever
pyrophiliafire
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radiophiliaradiation, x-rays, or radios
ranophiliafrogs
rhabdophiliaswitch, the rod, or punishment
rhypophiliadefecation
rhytophiliawrinkles or getting wrinkles
rupophiliadirt
Russophiliarussians
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samhainophiliahalloween (Joke)
sarmassophilialove play (Questionable word)
SatanophiliaSatan
scabiophiliascabies
scatophiliafecal matter
scelerophibiaevil, evil people
sciophiliashadows
scoleciphiliaworms
scolionophiliaschool
scopophiliabeing looked at
scorodophiliagarlic (Better than alliumophilia)
scotophiliadarkness (See also achluophilia, nychtophilia)
scriptophiliawriting in public
selachophiliasharks
selaphilialight flashes
selenophiliathe moon
seplophiliadecaying matter
sesquipedalophilialong words
sexophiliasex
siderodromophiliatrains, railroads or train travel
siderophiliairon or steel
sinistrophiliathings to the left or left-handedness
sinophiliathings Chinese
sitiophiliafood (See also cibophilia)
scorodophiliagarlic (Better than alliumphilia)
socerophiliaparents-in-law
sociophiliasociety or people in general
somnephiliasleep or dreams
sophophiliawisdom or learning
spermatophiliagerms (See also spermophilia)
spermophiliagerms (See also spermatophilia)
sphekophiliawasps
stasephiliastanding or walking (ambulophilia)
staurophiliacrosses or the crucifix
stenophilianarrow things or places
stygiophiliahell (See also Latinized hadephilia)
suriphilia mice(Thanks Jeremy Busch)
symbolophiliasymbolism
symmetrophiliasymmetry
syngeneaphiliarelatives
syphilophiliasyphilis
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tachophiliaspeed
taeniophiliatapeworms (See also teniophilia)
taphephiliaof cemeteries or of being buried alive
tapinophiliabeing contagious
taurophiliabulls
technophiliatechnology
teleophiliadefinite plans
telephonophiliatelephones
teniophiliatapeworms (See also taeniophilia)
teratophiliamonsters or deformities
testophiliatests, taking tests (Joke)
tetanophilialockjaw, tetanus
TeutophiliaGermans or things German
textophiliacertain fabrics
thassophiliasitting
thalassophiliasea, ocean
thanatophiliadeath or dying
theatrophiliatheatres
theologophiliatheology or religious study
theophiliagods or religion
thermophiliaheat
tocophiliapregnancy or childbirth
tomophiliasurgical operations
topophiliaperforming in certain places
toxophiliapoison or being poisoned
traumatophiliainjury
tremophiliatrembling
trichinophiliatrichinosis
trichopathophiliahair disorders
trichophiliahair
triskaidekaphiliathe number 13 (Joke)
tropophiliachanges
trypanophiliainjections
tuberculophiliatuberculosis
typhlophiliablindness
tyrannophiliatyrants
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uranophiliaheaven (See also ouranophilia)
urophiliaurine or urination
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vaccinophiliainjections or vaccination
venusophiliabeautiful women (Joke)
verbophiliawords (Latinized; see logophilia)
verminophiliagerms
vestiphiliaclothing
vitricophiliastepfather
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WalloonophiliaWalloons
wiccophiliawitches and witchcraft (Joke; see gaetophilia)
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xanthophiliayellow, the color
xenoglossophiliaforeign languages
xenophiliastrangers or foreigners
xerophiliadryness
xeroxophiliapaper copies (Joke)
xylophiliawood or forests
xyrophiliarazors
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zelophiliajealousy
zemmophiliathe great mole rat (Joke)
zoophiliaanimals