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Corrected List of Phobias


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A person possessed of a phobia is a -phobe, e.g. acrophobe, claustrophobe, Russophobe. The adjective describing these conditions is -phobic, e.g. acrophobic, claustrophobic, Russophobic. You may convert the adjectives into adverbs by simply adding -ly.

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Phobia Obsessive Fear of
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abibliophobiabeing without books
ablutophobiawashing or bathing
acarophobiaitching
acerophobiasourness or sour things
achluophobiadarkness
acousticophobianoise
acrophobiaheights, high places
aeroacrophobiaopen high places
aeronauseophobiaairsickness
aerophobiaair or drafts
agateophobiainsanity
agoraphobiaopen or public places
agathophobiakindness
agriozoophobiawild animals
agyrophobiastreets or crossing them
aichmophobiasharp or pointed objects
ailurophobiacats
albuminurophobiaalbumen in the urine or kidney disease
alektorophobiaroosters or chickens
algophobiapain
alliophobiagarlic (Latinized; see scorodophobia)
allodoxaphobiadifferent opinions
altophobiaheights, high places (Latinized; see acrophobia)
amathophobiadust
amaxophobiariding in a car or wagon
ambulophobiawalking
amnesiophobiaforgetting
amychophobiabeing scratched
anablephobialooking up
androphobiamen
anemophobiawind or drafts
anginophobiaangina, choking tightness
Anglophobiathings English
ankylophobiaimmobility of a joint
anthophobiaflowers
anthropophobiapeople or society
antlophobiafloods
anuptophobiastaying single
apeirophobiainfinity
aphenophobiariches, wealth
apiophobiabees
apotemnophobiapersons with amputations
arachibutyrophobiapeanut butter sticking in your mouth
arachnephobiaspiders (See also arachnophobia)
arachnophobiaspiders (See also arachnephobia)
arithmophobianumbers
astrophobiastars or celestial space
asymmetrophobiaasymmetrical things
ataxiophobialoss of muscular coordination
ataxophobiadisorder or untidiness
atelophobiaimperfection
atephobiaruin or ruins
athazagoraphobiaforgetfulness or being forgotton
atomosophobiaatomic explosions
atychiphobiafailure or misfortune
augophobiabright lights, glare, sunlight
aulophobiaflutes
aurophobiagold
aurorophobiathe Northern Lights
autodysomophobiabad odors or people with them
automatonophobiaautomatons
automysophobiabeing dirty
autophobiasolitude, being alone
aviatophobiaflying (See also aviophobia)
aviophobiaflying (See also aviatophobia)
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bacillophobiamicrobes
bacteriophobiabacteria
ballistophobiamissiles, including bullets
barophobiagravity
basiphobiafalling or being unable to stand
bathyphobiadepth or deep water
batrachophobiaamphibians, such as frogs
BeatlephobiaThe Beatles
belonephobiasharp, pointed objects (See also aichmophobia)
bibliophobiabooks
biophobianature
blennophobiaslime
blogoophobiablogs, writing them
BolshephobiaBolsheviks
botanophobiaplants
bromidrophobiabody smells (Questionable; see also bromidrosiphobia)
bromidrosiphobiabody smells (Questionable; see also bromidrophobia)
brontophobiathunder and lightning
bufonophobiatoads
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cacophobiaugliness
cainophobianewness, novelty, change (See also cainotophobia)
cainotophobianewness, novelty, change (See also cainophobia)
caligynephobiabeautiful women
cancerophobiacancer (Better: carcinophobia)
carcinophobiacancer (Preferable to cancerophobia)
cardiophobiaheart, the
carnophobiameat
catagelophobiabeing ridiculed
catapedophobiajumping
cathisophobiasitting
catoptrophobiamirrors
cenophobiaempty spaces
centophobianew things or ideas
ceraunophobiathunder and lightning
chaetophobiahair
cheimatophobiathe cold or cold things
chemophobiachemicals
cherophobiagaiety
chionophobiasnow
chiraptophobiabeing touched
chirophobiahands
cholerophobiaanger or cholera
chorophobiadancing
chromatophobiacolors
chrometophobiamoney
chronomentrophobiaclocks
chronophobiatime
chrysophobiagold
cibophobiafood (See also Sitiophobia)
claustrophobiaconfinement
cleithrophobiabeing enclosed (See also clithrophobia)
cleptophobiastealing
clinophobiagoing to bed
clithrophobiabeing enclosed
cnidophobiastings
coimetrophobiacemeteries
coitophobiasex or sexual relations
cometophobiacomets
contreltophobiasexual abuse
coprastasophobiaconstipation
coprophobiafeces
coulrophobiaclowns
counterphobiafearful situations
cremnophobiacliffs and precipices
cryophobiaextreme cold, ice or frost
crystallophobiacrystals or glass
cyberphobiaInternet, the
cyclophobiacycles or bicycles
cymophobiawaves or waviness
cynophobiadogs or rabies
cyprianophobiaprostitutes or venereal disease
cypridophobiavenereal disease
cyprinophobiaprostitutes
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daimonophobiaghosts or demons
decalcophobiadecals
defecaloesiophobiapainful bowels movements
deipnophobiadining
dementophobiainsanity
demonophobiaghosts or demons
demophobiapeople
dendrophobiatrees
dentophobiadentists or dentistry
dermatophobiaskin disease (See also dermatosiophobia)
dermatosiophobiaskin disease (See also dermatophobia)
dextrophobiathings on the right
diabetophobiadiabetes
didaskaleinophobiagoing to school
dikephobiajustice, lawsuits
dinophobiadizziness or whirlpools
diplophobiadouble vision
dipsophobiadrinking (spirits. alcohol)
dishabiliophobiaundressing in front of someone
dontophobiateeth
dorophobiafur animal skins
doxophobiaopinions or praise
dromophobiacrossing streets
dysmorphophobiaphysical deformity
dystychiphobiaaccidents
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ecclesiophobiachurch
ecophobiathe home or houses (See also oikophobia)
eisoptrophobiamirrors
electrophobiaelectricity
eleutherophobiafreedom
emetophobiavomiting
enetophobiapins
enissophobiaattack or criticism
enochlophobiacrowds
entomophobiainsects
eosophobiadawn or daylight
ephebophobiateenagers
epistaxiophobianosebleeds
epistemophobiaknowledge
equinophobiahorses (Better hippophobia)
eremophobiabeing oneself or of loneliness
ereuthophobiared or anything red (See also erythrophobia, erytophobia)
ergasiophobiawork or functioning
ergophobiawork
erophobialove, love-making
erotophobiathe erotic, eroticism
erythrophobiared or anything red (See also erytophobia, ereuthophobia)
erytophobiared or anything red (See also erythrophobia, ereuthophobia)
euphobiagoodness or things good
eurotophobiafemale private parts
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febriphobiafever (See also fibriophobia)
fibriophobiafever (See also febriphobia)
Francophobiathings French (See also Gallophobia, Galiophobia)
frigophobiacold or cold things
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Gallophobiathings French (See also Francophobia, Galiophobia)
gamophobiamarriage
geliophobialaughter
geniophobiachins
genophobiasex
genuphobiaknees
gephyrophobiacrossing bridges
gerascophobiagrowing old
germanophobiagermany or german culture
gerontophobiaold people
geumophobiataste
glossophobialanguage or speaking
gnosiophobiaknowledge
goetophobiawitches and witchcraft
graphophobiawriting or script
gymnophobianudity
gynephobiawomen
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hadephobiahell (See also stygiophobia)
hagiophobiasaints or holy things
hamartophobiasinning or sin
haphephobiabeing touched
haptephobiabeing touched (See also haphephobia)
harpaxophobiabeing robbed
hedonophobiafeeling pleasure
heliophobiathe sun or sunlight
HellenologophobiaGreek words or scientific terms
Hellenophobiathings Greek
helminthophobiaworms
hematophobiablood
hemophobiablood
hereiophobiaheresy, challenges to official doctrine
herpetophobiareptiles
hesperophobiaThe West
heterophobiathe opposite sex
hierophobiapriests or sacred things
hippophobiahorses (Better than equinophobia)
hobophobiabums or beggars (Joke)
hodophobiaroad travel
homichlophobiafog
homilophobiasermons
homophobiahomosexuals or homosexuality
homophobiapeople
homophobiasameness
hoplophobiafirearms
hormephobiashock
hyalophobiaglass (See also hyelophobia)
hydrargyophobiamercurial medicines
hydrophobiawater (also medical name of rabies)
hydrophobophobiarabies
hyelophobiaglass (See also hyalophobia)
hygrophobialiquid or moisture
hygrophobialiquids, dampness, or moisture
hylephobiamaterialism or epilepsy
hylophobiaforests
hypegiaphobiaresponsibility
hypengyophobiaresponsibility
hypnophobiasleep or hypnosis
hypsophobiaheight
iatrophobiadoctors
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ichthyophobiafish
iconophobiapictures or images
ideophobiaideas
illyngophobiavertigo
insectophobiainsects
iophobiapoison
IslamophobiaIslam
isolophobiasolitude, being alone
isopterophobiatermites
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Japanophobiathings Japanese
JudeophobiaJews
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kainophobianovelty, innovation
kainotophobiachange
kakorrhaphiophobiafailure or defeat
katagelophobiaridicule
kathisophobiasitting down
kenophobiaempty spaces
keraunophobiathunder and lightning (See also ceraunophobia)
kinesophobiamovement or motion (See also kinetophobia)
kinetophobiamovement or motion (See also kinesophobia)
kleptophobiastealing, theifs
koinoniphobiarooms
kolpophobiaprivate parts, particularly female
koniophobiadust (See also amathophobia)
kopophobiafatigue
kosmophobiacosmos, cosmic phenomena
kymophobiawaves or undulation (See also cymophobia)
kynophobiadogs or rabies
kyphophobiastooping
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lachanophobiavegetables
levophobiathings on the left
laliophobiaspeaking (See also lalophobia)
lalophobiaspeaking (Peferable to laliophobia)
leprophobialeprosy
leukophobiawhite, the color
ligyrophobialoud or shrill noises
lilapsophobiatornadoes and hurricanes
limnophobialakes
linonophobiastring
litigophobialaw suits (See also dikophobia)
logizomechanophobiacomputers
logophobiawords (Better than verbophobia)
loutrophobiawashing or bathing
luiphobialues, syphillis
lutraphobiaotters
lygophobiadarkness
lyssophobiarabies or madness
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macrophobialong waits
mageirocophobiacooking
maieusiophobiachildbirth
malaxophobiasoftening, softness
maniaphobiainsanity
mastigophobiawhips, whipping, punishment
mechanophobiamachines
megalophobialarge things
melanophobiablack, the color
melissophobiabees
melophobiamusic
meningitophobiabrain disease
menophobiamenstruation
merinthophobiabeing tied up
metallophobiametal
metathesiophobiachanges
meteorophobiameteors
methyphobiaalcohol
metrophobiapoetry
microbiophobiamicrobes (See also bacillophobia)
microphobiasmall things
misophobiahatred
mnemophobiamemories
molysmophobiacontamination
monopathophobiasingle disease
monophobiasolitude or being alone
motorophobiamotors
musculophobiamuscles
musophobiamice or muscles
mycophobiamushrooms
mycrophobiasmall things
myrmecophobiaants
mysophobiadirt or germs
mythophobiamyths or gossip
myxophobiaslime (See also blennophobia)
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nebulaphobiafog (See also homichlophobia)
necrophobiadeath or dead things
negrophobiaAfricans or African Americans
nelophobiaglass
neopharmaphobianew drugs
neophobiaanything new
nephophobiaclouds
noctiphobiathe night (Better nyctophobia)
nomatophobianames
nomophobiacellphones
nosocomephobiahospitals
nosophobiaillness or disease
nostophobiareturning home
novercaphobiayour stepmother or stepmothers
nucleomitophobianuclear weapons
nudophobianudity
numerophobianumbers
nyctohylophobiaforests at night
nyctophobianight, dark (Better than noctiphobia)
nymphophobiayoung girls
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obesophobiaobesity
ochlophobiacrowds or mobs
ochophobiavehicles
octophobia8, the figure or number
odontophobiateeth or dentistry
odynephobiapain (See also agliophobia)
oenophobiawines
oikophobiathe home or houses (See also ecophobia)
olfactophobiasmells
ombrophobiarain
ommatophobiaeyes (See also ommetaphobia)
ommetaphobiaeyes (See also ommataphobia)
oneirogmophobiawet dreams
oneirophobiadreams
onomatophobiawords or a certain word
ophidiophobiasnakes
ophthalmophobiabeing stared or looked at
opiophobiamedicine
optophobiaopening one's eyes
ornithophobiabirds
orthophobiaproperty
osmophobiasmells or odors (See also osphresiophobia)
osphresiophobiasmells or odors (See also osmophobia)
ostracophobiaoysters, shellfish
ouranophobiaheaven (See also uranophobia)
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paedophobiachildren or dolls (See also pedophobia)
pagophobiaice or frost
panophobiaeverything (See also pantophobia)
panthophobiasuffering and disease
pantophobiaeverything (See also panophobia)
papaphobiathe Pope
papyrophobiapaper
paralipophobianeglecting duty or responsibility
paraphobiasexual perversion
parasitophobiaparasites
paraskavedekatriaphobiaFriday the 13th (Joke)
parthenophobiayoung girls
parturiphobiachildbirth
pathophobiadisease
patroiophobiaheredity
peccatophobiasinning or crimes
pediculophobialice
pediophobiadolls
pedophobiachildren or dolls (See also paedophobia)
peladophobiabald people
pellagrophobiapellagra
peniaphobiapoverty
pentherophobiayour mother-in-law or mother-in-laws (See also novercaphobia)
phagophobiaeating or of being eaten
phalacrophobiabecoming bald
phallophobiapenis, esp erect
pharmacophobiadrugs or medicines
phasmophobiaghosts
phengophobiadaylight or sunshine
philematophobiakissing
philemophobiakissing
philophobiaaffection, kindness.
philosophobiaphilosophy, learning
phallainophobiawhales
phobophobiafear or phobias
phonophobiasounds, voices, or telephones
photophobialight
phronemophobiathinking
phtheirophobialice
phthisiophobiatuberculosis
placophobiatombstones
plutophobiawealth
pluviophobiarain
pneumatophobiaspirits
pnigerophobiachoking of being smothered (See also pnigophobia)
pnigophobiachoking of being smothered (See also pnigerophobia)
pogophobiabeards
poinephobiapunishment
poliophobiapoliomyelitis or gray, the color
politicophobiapolitics or politicians
polyphobiamany things
ponophobiaoverworking or of pain
pornophobiapornography
pornographophobiapornography
porphyrophobiapurple, the color
potamophobiarivers or running water
potophobiaalcohol or drinking
proctophobiarectums
prosophobiaprogress
psellismophobiastuttering
psychophobiamind
psychrophobiacold (See also frigophobia)
pteridophobiaferns
pterophobiafeathers or being tickled by them; birds
pupaphobiapuppets
pyrexiophobiafever
pyrophobiafire
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radiophobiaradiation, x-rays, or radios
ranophobiafrogs
rhabdophobiaswitch, the rod, or punishment
rhypophobiadefecation
rhytophobiawrinkles or getting wrinkles
rupophobiadirt
Russophobiarussians
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samhainophobiahalloween (Joke)
sarmassophobialove play (Questionable word)
SatanophobiaSatan
scabiophobiascabies
scatophobiafecal matter
scelerophibiaevil, evil people
sciophobiashadows
scoleciphobiaworms
scolionophobiaschool
scopophobiabeing looked at
scorodophobiagarlic (Better than alliophobia)
scotophobiadarkness (See also achluophobia, nychtophobia)
scriptophobiawriting in public
selachophobiasharks
selaphobialight flashes
selenophobiathe moon
seplophobiadecaying matter
sesquipedalophobialong words
sexophobiasex
siderodromophobiatrains, railroads or train travel
siderophobiairon or steel
sinistrophobiathings to the left or left-handedness
sinophobiathings Chinese
sitiophobiafood (See also cibophobia)
socerophobiaparents-in-law
sociophobiasociety or people in general
somnephobiasleep or dreams
sophophobiawisdom or learning
spermatophobiagerms (See also spermophobia)
spermophobiagerms (See also spermatophobia)
sphekophobiawasps
stasephobiastanding or walking (ambulophobia)
staurophobiacrosses or the crucifix
stenophobianarrow things or places
stygiophobiahell (See also Latinized hadephobia)
suriphobia mice (Thanks Jeremy Busch)
symbolophobiasymbolism
symmetrophobiasymmetry
syngeneaphobiarelatives
syphilophobiasyphilis
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tachophobiaspeed
taeniophobiatapeworms (See also teniophobia)
taphephobiaof cemeteries or of being buried alive
tapinophobiabeing contagious
taurophobiabulls
technophobiatechnology
teleophobiadefinite plans
telephonophobiatelephones
teniophobiatapeworms (See also taeniophobia)
teratophobiamonsters or deformities
testophobiatests, taking tests (Joke)
tetanophobialockjaw, tetanus
TeutophobiaGermans or things German
textophobiacertain fabrics
thassophobiasitting
thalassophobiasea, ocean
thanatophobiadeath or dying
theatrophobiatheatres
theologophobiatheology or religious study
theophobiagods or religion
thermophobiaheat
tocophobiapregnancy or childbirth
tomophobiasurgical operations
topophobiaperforming in certain places
toxophobiapoison or being poisoned
traumatophobiainjury
tremophobiatrembling
trichinophobiatrichinosis
trichopathophobiahair disorders
trichophobiahair
triskaidekaphobiathe number 13 (Joke)
tropophobiachanges
trypanophobiainjections
tuberculophobiatuberculosis
typhlophobiablindness
tyrannophobiatyrants
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uranophobiaheaven (See also ouranophobia)
urophobiaurine or urination
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vaccinophobiainjections or vaccination
venusophobiabeautiful women (Joke)
verbophobiawords (Latinized; see logophobia)
verminophobiagerms
vestiphobiaclothing
vitricophobiastepfather
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WalloonophobiaWalloons
wiccophobiawitches and witchcraft (Joke; see gaetophobia)
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xanthophobiayellow, the color
xenoglossophobiaforeign languages
xenophobiastrangers or foreigners
xerophobiadryness
xeroxophobiapaper copies (Joke)
xylophobiawood or forests
xyrophobiarazors
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zelophobiajealousy
zemmophobiathe great mole rat (Joke)
zoophobiaanimals