Corrected List of Phobias

This list below probably does not solve all the problems of previous lists. Some of the misconstructions and misspellings have permeated the English-speaking world to such an extent it is probably impossible to correct them. We have tried to draw a line between these and the correctables. For a longer discussion of what we have done, click here.

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 -al-ly.

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Phobia Obsessive Fear of
• A •
abibliophobia being without books
ablutophobia washing or bathing
acarophobia itching
acerophobia sourness or sour things
achluophobia darkness
acousticophobia noise
acrophobia heights, high places
aeroacrophobia open high places
aeronauseophobia airsickness
aerophobia air or drafts
agateophobia insanity
agoraphobia open or public places
agathophobia kindness
agriozoophobia wild animals
agyrophobia streets or crossing them
aichmophobia sharp or pointed objects
ailurophobia cats
albuminurophobia albumen in the urine or kidney disease
alektorophobia roosters or chickens
algophobia pain
alliophobia garlic (Latinized; see scorodophobia)
allodoxaphobia different opinions
altophobia heights, high places (Latinized; see acrophobia)
amathophobia dust
amaxophobia riding in a car or wagon
ambulophobia walking
amnesiophobia forgetting
amychophobia being scratched
anablephobia looking up
androphobia men
anemophobia wind or drafts
anginophobia angina, choking tightness
Anglophobia things English
ankylophobia immobility of a joint
anthophobia flowers
anthropophobia people or society
antlophobia floods
anuptophobia staying single
apeirophobia infinity
aphenophobia riches, wealth
apiophobia bees
apotemnophobia persons with amputations
arachibutyrophobia peanut butter sticking in your mouth
arachnephobia spiders (See also arachnophobia)
arachnophobia spiders (See also arachnephobia)
arithmophobia numbers
astrophobia stars or celestial space
asymmetrophobia asymmetrical things
ataxiophobia loss of muscular coordination
ataxophobia disorder or untidiness
atelophobia imperfection
atephobia ruin or ruins
athazagoraphobia forgetfulness or being forgotton
atomosophobia atomic explosions
atychiphobia failure or misfortune
augophobia bright lights, glare, sunlight
aulophobia flutes
aurophobia gold
aurorophobia the Northern Lights
autodysomophobia bad odors or people with them
automatonophobia automatons
automysophobia being dirty
autophobia solitude, being alone
aviatophobia flying (See also aviophobia)
aviophobia flying (See also aviatophobia)
• B •
bacillophobia microbes
bacteriophobia bacteria
ballistophobia missiles, including bullets
barophobia gravity
basiphobia falling or being unable to stand
bathyphobia depth or deep water
batrachophobia amphibians, such as frogs
Beatlephobia The Beatles
belonephobia sharp, pointed objects (See also aichmophobia)
bibliophobia books
biophobia nature
blennophobia slime
blogoophobia blogs, writing them
Bolshephobia Bolsheviks
botanophobia plants
bromidrophobia body smells (Questionable; see also bromidrosiphobia)
bromidrosiphobia body smells (Questionable; see also bromidrophobia)
brontophobia thunder and lightning
bufonophobia toads
• C •
cacophobia ugliness
cainophobia newness, novelty, change (See also cainotophobia)
cainotophobia newness, novelty, change (See also cainophobia)
caligynephobia beautiful women
cancerophobia cancer (Better: carcinophobia)
carcinophobia cancer (Preferable to cancerophobia)
cardiophobia heart, the
carnophobia meat
catagelophobia being ridiculed
catapedophobia jumping
cathisophobia sitting
catoptrophobia mirrors
cenophobia empty spaces
centophobia new things or ideas
ceraunophobia thunder and lightning
chaetophobia hair
cheimatophobia the cold or cold things
chemophobia chemicals
cherophobia gaiety
chionophobia snow
chiraptophobia being touched
chirophobia hands
cholerophobia anger or cholera
chorophobia dancing
chromatophobia colors
chrometophobia money
chronomentrophobia clocks
chronophobia time
chrysophobia gold
cibophobia food (See also Sitiophobia)
claustrophobia confinement
cleithrophobia being enclosed (See also clithrophobia)
cleptophobia stealing
clinophobia going to bed
clithrophobia being enclosed
cnidophobia stings
coimetrophobia cemeteries
coitophobia sex or sexual relations
cometophobia comets
contreltophobia sexual abuse
coprastasophobia constipation
coprophobia feces
coulrophobia clowns
counterphobia fearful situations
cremnophobia cliffs and precipices
cryophobia extreme cold, ice or frost
crystallophobia crystals or glass
cyberphobia Internet, the
cyclophobia cycles or bicycles
cymophobia waves or waviness
cynophobia dogs or rabies
cyprianophobia prostitutes or venereal disease
cypridophobia venereal disease
cyprinophobia prostitutes
• D •
daimonophobia ghosts or demons
decalcophobia decals
defecaloesiophobia painful bowels movements
deipnophobia dining
dementophobia insanity
demonophobia ghosts or demons
demophobia people
dendrophobia trees
dentophobia dentists or dentistry
dermatophobia skin disease (See also dermatosiophobia)
dermatosiophobia skin disease (See also dermatophobia)
dextrophobia things on the right
diabetophobia diabetes
didaskaleinophobia going to school
dikephobia justice, lawsuits
dinophobia dizziness or whirlpools
diplophobia double vision
dipsophobia drinking (spirits. alcohol)
dishabiliophobia undressing in front of someone
dontophobia teeth
dorophobia fur animal skins
doxophobia opinions or praise
dromophobia crossing streets
dysmorphophobia physical deformity
dystychiphobia accidents
• E •
ecclesiophobia church
ecophobia the home or houses (See also oikophobia)
eisoptrophobia mirrors
electrophobia electricity
eleutherophobia freedom
emetophobia vomiting
enetophobia pins
enissophobia attack or criticism
enochlophobia crowds
entomophobia insects
eosophobia dawn or daylight
ephebophobia teenagers
epistaxiophobia nosebleeds
epistemophobia knowledge
equinophobia horses (Better hippophobia)
eremophobia being oneself or of loneliness
ereuthophobia red or anything red (See also erythrophobia, erytophobia)
ergasiophobia work or functioning
ergophobia work
erophobia love, love-making
erotophobia the erotic, eroticism
erythrophobia red or anything red (See also erytophobia, ereuthophobia)
erytophobia red or anything red (See also erythrophobia, ereuthophobia)
euphobia goodness or things good
eurotophobia female private parts
• F •
febriphobia fever (See also fibriophobia)
fibriophobia fever (See also febriphobia)
Francophobia things French (See also Gallophobia, Galiophobia)
frigophobia cold or cold things
• G •
Gallophobia things French (See also Francophobia, Galiophobia)
gamophobia marriage
geliophobia laughter
geniophobia chins
genophobia sex
genuphobia knees
gephyrophobia crossing bridges
gerascophobia growing old
germanophobia germany or german culture
gerontophobia old people
geumophobia taste
glossophobia language or speaking
gnosiophobia knowledge
goetophobia witches and witchcraft
graphophobia writing or script
gymnophobia nudity
gynephobia women
• H •
hadephobia hell (See also stygiophobia)
hagiophobia saints or holy things
hamartophobia sinning or sin
haphephobia being touched
haptephobia being touched (See also haphephobia)
harpaxophobia being robbed
hedonophobia feeling pleasure
heliophobia the sun or sunlight
Hellenologophobia Greek words or scientific terms
Hellenophobia things Greek
helminthophobia worms
hematophobia blood
hemophobia blood
hereiophobia heresy, challenges to official doctrine
herpetophobia reptiles
hesperophobia The West
heterophobia the opposite sex
hierophobia priests or sacred things
hippophobia horses (Better than equinophobia)
hobophobia bums or beggars (Joke)
hodophobia road travel
homichlophobia fog
homilophobia sermons
homophobia homosexuals or homosexuality
homophobia people
homophobia sameness
hoplophobia firearms
hormephobia shock
hyalophobia glass (See also hyelophobia)
hydrargyophobia mercurial medicines
hydrophobia water (also medical name of rabies)
hydrophobophobia rabies
hyelophobia glass (See also hyalophobia)
hygrophobia liquid or moisture
hygrophobia liquids, dampness, or moisture
hylephobia materialism or epilepsy
hylophobia forests
hypegiaphobia responsibility
hypengyophobia responsibility
hypnophobia sleep or hypnosis
hypsophobia height
iatrophobia doctors
• I •
ichthyophobia fish
iconophobia pictures or images
ideophobia ideas
illyngophobia vertigo
insectophobia insects
iophobia poison
Islamophobia Islam
isolophobia solitude, being alone
isopterophobia termites
• J •
Japanophobia things Japanese
Judeophobia Jews
• K •
kainophobia novelty, innovation
kainotophobia change
kakorrhaphiophobia failure or defeat
katagelophobia ridicule
kathisophobia sitting down
kenophobia empty spaces
keraunophobia thunder and lightning (See also ceraunophobia)
kinesophobia movement or motion (See also kinetophobia)
kinetophobia movement or motion (See also kinesophobia)
kleptophobia stealing, theifs
koinoniphobia rooms
kolpophobia private parts, particularly female
koniophobia dust (See also amathophobia)
kopophobia fatigue
kosmophobia cosmos, cosmic phenomena
kymophobia waves or undulation (See also cymophobia)
kynophobia dogs or rabies
kyphophobia stooping
• L •
lachanophobia vegetables
levophobia things on the left
laliophobia speaking (See also lalophobia)
lalophobia speaking (Peferable to laliophobia)
leprophobia leprosy
leukophobia white, the color
ligyrophobia loud or shrill noises
lilapsophobia tornadoes and hurricanes
limnophobia lakes
linonophobia string
litigophobia law suits (See also dikophobia)
logizomechanophobia computers
logophobia words (Better than verbophobia)
loutrophobia washing or bathing
luiphobia lues, syphillis
lutraphobia otters
lygophobia darkness
lyssophobia rabies or madness
• M •
macrophobia long waits
mageirocophobia cooking
maieusiophobia childbirth
malaxophobia softening, softness
maniaphobia insanity
mastigophobia whips, whipping, punishment
mechanophobia machines
megalophobia large things
melanophobia black, the color
melissophobia bees
melophobia music
meningitophobia brain disease
menophobia menstruation
merinthophobia being tied up
metallophobia metal
metathesiophobia changes
meteorophobia meteors
methyphobia alcohol
metrophobia poetry
microbiophobia microbes (See also bacillophobia)
microphobia small things
misophobia hatred
mnemophobia memories
molysmophobia contamination
monopathophobia single disease
monophobia solitude or being alone
motorophobia motors
musculophobia muscles
musophobia mice or muscles
mycophobia mushrooms
mycrophobia small things
myrmecophobia ants
mysophobia dirt or germs
mythophobia myths or gossip
myxophobia slime (See also blennophobia)
• N •
nebulaphobia fog (See also homichlophobia)
necrophobia death or dead things
negrophobia Africans or African Americans
nelophobia glass
neopharmaphobia new drugs
neophobia anything new
nephophobia clouds
noctiphobia the night (Better nyctophobia)
nomatophobia names
nomophobia cellphones
nosocomephobia hospitals
nosophobia illness or disease
nostophobia returning home
novercaphobia your stepmother or stepmothers
nucleomitophobia nuclear weapons
nudophobia nudity
numerophobia numbers
nyctohylophobia forests at night
nyctophobia night, dark (Better than noctiphobia)
nymphophobia young girls
• O •
obesophobia obesity
ochlophobia crowds or mobs
ochophobia vehicles
octophobia 8, the figure or number
odontophobia teeth or dentistry
odynephobia pain (See also agliophobia)
oenophobia wines
oikophobia the home or houses (See also ecophobia)
olfactophobia smells
ombrophobia rain
ommatophobia eyes (See also ommetaphobia)
ommetaphobia eyes (See also ommataphobia)
oneirogmophobia wet dreams
oneirophobia dreams
onomatophobia words or a certain word
ophidiophobia snakes
ophthalmophobia being stared or looked at
opiophobia medicine
optophobia opening one's eyes
ornithophobia birds
orthophobia property
osmophobia smells or odors (See also osphresiophobia)
osphresiophobia smells or odors (See also osmophobia)
ostracophobia oysters, shellfish
ouranophobia heaven (See also uranophobia)
• P •
paedophobia children or dolls (See also pedophobia)
pagophobia ice or frost
panophobia everything (See also pantophobia)
panthophobia suffering and disease
pantophobia everything (See also panophobia)
papaphobia the Pope
papyrophobia paper
paralipophobia neglecting duty or responsibility
paraphobia sexual perversion
parasitophobia parasites
paraskavedekatriaphobia Friday the 13th (Joke)
parthenophobia young girls
parturiphobia childbirth
pathophobia disease
patroiophobia heredity
peccatophobia sinning or crimes
pediculophobia lice
pediophobia dolls
pedophobia children or dolls (See also paedophobia)
peladophobia bald people
pellagrophobia pellagra
peniaphobia poverty
pentherophobia your mother-in-law or mother-in-laws (See also novercaphobia)
phagophobia eating or of being eaten
phalacrophobia becoming bald
phallophobia penis, esp erect
pharmacophobia drugs or medicines
phasmophobia ghosts
phengophobia daylight or sunshine
philematophobia kissing
philemophobia kissing
philophobia affection, kindness.
philosophobia philosophy, learning
phallainophobia whales
phobophobia fear or phobias
phonophobia sounds, voices, or telephones
photophobia light
phronemophobia thinking
phtheirophobia lice
phthisiophobia tuberculosis
placophobia tombstones
plutophobia wealth
pluviophobia rain
pneumatophobia spirits
pnigerophobia choking of being smothered (See also pnigophobia)
pnigophobia choking of being smothered (See also pnigerophobia)
pogophobia beards
poinephobia punishment
poliophobia poliomyelitis or gray, the color
politicophobia politics or politicians
polyphobia many things
ponophobia overworking or of pain
pornophobia pornography
pornographophobia pornography
porphyrophobia purple, the color
potamophobia rivers or running water
potophobia alcohol or drinking
proctophobia rectums
prosophobia progress
psellismophobia stuttering
psychophobia mind
psychrophobia cold (See also frigophobia)
pteridophobia ferns
pterophobia feathers or being tickled by them; birds
pupaphobia puppets
pyrexiophobia fever
pyrophobia fire
• R •
radiophobia radiation, x-rays, or radios
ranophobia frogs
rhabdophobia switch, the rod, or punishment
rhypophobia defecation
rhytophobia wrinkles or getting wrinkles
rupophobia dirt
Russophobia russians
• S •
samhainophobia halloween (Joke)
sarmassophobia love play (Questionable word)
Satanophobia Satan
scabiophobia scabies
scatophobia fecal matter
scelerophibia evil, evil people
sciophobia shadows
scoleciphobia worms
scolionophobia school
scopophobia being looked at
scorodophobia garlic (Better than alliophobia)
scotophobia darkness (See also achluophobia, nychtophobia)
scriptophobia writing in public
selachophobia sharks
selaphobia light flashes
selenophobia the moon
seplophobia decaying matter
sesquipedalophobia long words
sexophobia sex
siderodromophobia trains, railroads or train travel
siderophobia iron or steel
sinistrophobia things to the left or left-handedness
sinophobia things Chinese
sitiophobia food (See also cibophobia)
socerophobia parents-in-law
sociophobia society or people in general
somnephobia sleep or dreams
sophophobia wisdom or learning
spermatophobia germs (See also spermophobia)
spermophobia germs (See also spermatophobia)
sphekophobia wasps
stasephobia standing or walking (ambulophobia)
staurophobia crosses or the crucifix
stenophobia narrow things or places
stygiophobia hell (See also Latinized hadephobia)
suriphobia mice (Thanks Jeremy Busch)
symbolophobia symbolism
symmetrophobia symmetry
syngeneaphobia relatives
syphilophobia syphilis
• T •
tachophobia speed
taeniophobia tapeworms (See also teniophobia)
taphephobia of cemeteries or of being buried alive
tapinophobia being contagious
taurophobia bulls
technophobia technology
teleophobia definite plans
telephonophobia telephones
teniophobia tapeworms (See also taeniophobia)
teratophobia monsters or deformities
testophobia tests, taking tests (Joke)
tetanophobia lockjaw, tetanus
Teutophobia Germans or things German
textophobia certain fabrics
thassophobia sitting
thalassophobia sea, ocean
thanatophobia death or dying
theatrophobia theatres
theologophobia theology or religious study
theophobia gods or religion
thermophobia heat
tocophobia pregnancy or childbirth
tomophobia surgical operations
topophobia performing in certain places
toxophobia poison or being poisoned
traumatophobia injury
tremophobia trembling
trichinophobia trichinosis
trichopathophobia hair disorders
trichophobia hair
triskaidekaphobia the number 13 (Joke)
tropophobia changes
trypanophobia injections
tuberculophobia tuberculosis
typhlophobia blindness
tyrannophobia tyrants
• U •
uranophobia heaven (See also ouranophobia)
urophobia urine or urination
• V •
vaccinophobia injections or vaccination
venusophobia beautiful women (Joke)
verbophobia words (Latinized; see logophobia)
verminophobia germs
vestiphobia clothing
vitricophobia stepfather
• W •
Walloonophobia Walloons
wiccophobia witches and witchcraft (Joke; see gaetophobia)
• X •
xanthophobia yellow, the color
xenoglossophobia foreign languages
xenophobia strangers or foreigners
xerophobia dryness
xeroxophobia paper copies (Joke)
xylophobia wood or forests
xyrophobia razors
• Z •
zelophobia jealousy
zemmophobia the great mole rat (Joke)
zoophobia animals