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Types of phobias

The English suffix -phobia is used to describe fear or hatred (the latter is often ignored) of a particular thing or subject. Everyday language has established the use of this suffix as a mild or irrational fear with no serious substance; however, its origin is from areas of psychiatry which study serious phobias which disable a person's life. For more information on the psychiatric side of this, including how psychiatry groups phobias as "agoraphobia", "social phobia", or "simple phobia".

The following is a list of words ending in -phobia, or a list of fears that have been given names. In most instances the words listed here are neologisms (made-up words) coined to demonstrate a grasp of Greek word roots rather than descriptions of an actual condition. Only a few of the following terms occur in the medical literature. In many cases, the naming of phobias is a word game.

Most of these terms were devised by adding the suffix -phobia to a Greek word for the object of the fear (some use a combination of a Latin root with the Greek suffix, which some consider linguistically impure).

Some claim that an attempt to create a list of phobias is an irrational endeavor because, theoretically, a person could be conditioned to be afraid of literally anything. See also the phobias category.

A

* Ablutophobia - Fear of washing or bathing.

* Acarophobia - Fear of itching or of insects whose bites cause itching.

* Acerophobia - Fear of sourness.

* Achluophobia, Lygophobia, Nyctophobia, Scotophobia - Fear of darkness.

* Acousticophobia- Fear of noise.

* Acrophobia, Altophobia - Fear of heights.

* Aerophobia - Fear of drafts, air swallowing or airborne noxious substances.

* Aeroacrophobia - Fear of open high places.

* Aeronausiphobia - Fear of vomiting secondary to airsickness.

* Afrophobia, fear or dislike of Africans or African culture or people of African ancestry

* Agateophobia, Dementophobia, Maniaphobia - Fear of insanity.

* Agliophobia, Algophobia, Odynophobia, Odynephobia - Fear of pain.

* Agoraphobia - Fear of the outdoors, crowds or uncontrolled social conditions.

* Agraphobia, Contreltophobia - Fear of sexual abuse.

* Agrizoophobia - Fear of wild animals.

* Agyrophobia, Dromophobia - Fear of streets or crossing the street.

* Aibohphobia - Fear of palindromes (not necessarily an actual word; aiboh is not of course Greek or Latin for Palindrome, but is simply intended to make the word itself palindromic)

* Aichmophobia, Belonephobia, Enetophobia - Fear of needles or pointed objects.

* Ailurophobia, Elurophobia, Felinophobia, Galeophobia, Gatophobia - Fear of cats.

* Albuminurophobia - Fear of kidney disease.

* Alektorophobia - Fear of chickens.

* Alliumphobia - the abnormal fear of garlic that may extend to a variety of plants characterized by their pungent odor including onions, leeks, chives, and shallots. Allium is the onion genus.

* Allodoxaphobia - Fear of opinions.

* Amathophobia, Koniophobia - Fear of dust.

* Amaxophobia - Fear of riding in a car.

* Ambulophobia, Stasibasiphobia, Stasiphobia - Fear of walking or standing.

* Androphobia - Fear of men.

* Anemophobia - Fear of air.

* Amerophobia, Columbophobia - Fear of the United States, American culture, etc.

* Amnesiphobia - Fear of amnesia.

* Amychophobia - Fear of scratches or being scratched.

* Anablephobia - Fear of looking up.

* Ancraophobia, Anemophobia - Fear of wind.

* Androphobia, Arrhenphobia, Hominophobia - Fear of men.

* Anginophobia - Fear of angina, choking or narrowness.

* Anglophobia - Fear of England, English culture, etc.

* Angrophobia - Fear of anger or of becoming angry.

* Ankylophobia - Fear of immobility of a joint.

* Anthrophobia, Anthophobia - Fear of flowers.

* Anthropophobia - Fear of people or society.

* Antidaeophobia - Fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you (fictional, from Gary Larson cartoon).

* Antlophobia - Fear of floods.

* Anuptaphobia - Fear of staying single.

* Apeirophobia - Fear of infinity.

* Aphenphosmphobia, Chiraptophobia, Haphephobia, Haptephobia - Fear of being touched.

* Apiphobia, Melissaphobia, Melissophobia - Fear of bees.

* Apotemnophobia - Fear of persons with amputations.

* Aquaphobia - Fear of water, specifically the morbid fear of drowning.

* Arachibutyrophobia - Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.

* Arcanophobia - Fear of magic

* Arachnophobia - Fear of spiders.

* Arithmophobia - Fear of numbers.

* Arsonphobia, Pyrophobia - Fear of fire.

* Asthenophobia - Fear of fainting or weakness.

* Astraphobia, Astrapophobia, Brontophobia, Keraunophobia - Fear of thunder and lightning. It is especially common in young children.

* Astrophobia - Fear of stars and celestial space.

* Asymmetriphobia - Fear of asymmetry.

* Ataxiophobia - Fear of ataxia.

* Ataxophobia - Fear of disorder or untidiness.

* Atelophobia - Fear of imperfection.

* Atephobia - Fear of ruin or ruins.

* Athazagoraphobia - Fear of being forgotten, ignored or forgetting.

* Atomosophobia - Fear of atomic explosions.

* Atychiphobia, Kakorrhaphiophobia - Fear of failure.

* Aulophobia - Fear of flutes.

* Aurophobia - Fear of gold.

* Auroraphobia - Fear of the Northern Lights or for Chileans, Argentinians, Falkland Islanders or Antarctic explorers, fear of the Southern Lights.

* Australophobia, Novahollandiaphobia - Fear of Australia, Australians, Australian culture etc.

* Autodysomophobia - Fear that one has a vile odour.

* Automatonophobia - Fear of any inanimate object that represents a sentient being, eg. statues, dummies, robots, etc.

* Automysophobia - Fear of being dirty.

* Autophobia, Eremophobia, Ermitophibia, Isolophobia, Monophobia - Fear of being alone or fear of oneself.

* Aviophobia, Aviatophobia, Pteromerhanophobia - Fear of flying.

B

* Bacillophobia, Microbiophobia - Fear of microbes.

* Bacteriophobia - Fear of bacteria.

* Ballistophobia - Fear of missiles or bullets.

* Barleyphobia - Fear of barley.

* Bananaphobia - Fear of bananas.

* Bolshephobia - Fear of Bolsheviks.

* Barophobia - Fear of loss of gravity.

* Basophobia, Basiphobia - Fear of walking or falling.

* Bathmophobia - Fear of stairs or steep slopes.

* Bathophobia - Fear of depth.

* Batophobia - Fear of heights or of being close to high buildings.

* Batrachophobia - Fear of amphibians.

* Belonephobia - Fear of sharply pointed objects, such as needles.

* Bibliophobia - Fear of books.

* Blennophobia, Myxophobia - Fear of slime.

* Bogyphobia - Fear of bogies or the bogeyman.

* Botanophobia - Fear of plants.

* Briophobia- Fear of the human foot.

* Bromidrosiphobia, Bromidrophobia - Fear of body odours.

* Brontophobia, Tonitrophobia - Fear of thunder.

* Bufonophobia - Fear of toads.

* Button phobia - Fear of buttons.

C

* Cacophobia - Fear of ugliness.

* Cainophobia, Cainotophobia, Cenophobia, Centophobia, Kainolophobia, Kainophobia, Neophobia - Fear of newness, novelty.

* Caligynephobia, Venustraphobia - Fear of beautiful women.

* Cancerophobia, Carcinophobia - Fear of cancer.

* Carbophobia - Fear of carbohydrates (e.g. Atkins diet).

* Cardiophobia - Fear of heart disease.

* Carnophobia - Fear of meat.

* Catagelophobia, Katagelophobia - Fear of being ridiculed.

* Catapedaphobia - Fear of jumping from high and low places.

* Cathisophobia, Kathisophobia, Thaasophobia - Fear of sitting.

* Catoptrophobia - Fear of mirrors.

* Cenophobia - Fear of empty rooms.

* Chaetophobia, Trichopathophobia, Trichophobia, Hypertrichophobia - Fear of hair.

* Cheimaphobia, Cheimatophobia, Psychrophobia - Fear of cold.

* Chelonaphobia - Fear of turtles.

* Chemophobia - Fear of chemicals or working with chemicals.

* Cherophobia - Fear of gaiety.

* Chinophobia - Fear of Chinese people, customs, etc.

* Chionophobia - Fear of snow.

* Chirophobia - Fear of hands.

* Chlorophobia - Fear of the colour green.

* Cholerophobia - Fear of anger or the fear of cholera.

* Chorophobia - Fear of dancing.

* Christophobia - Fear of Christianity

* Chrometophobia, Chrematophobia - Fear of money.

* Chromophobia, Chromatophobia - Fear of colours.

* Chronomentrophobia - Fear of clocks.

* Chronophobia - Fear of time.

* Chrysophobia - Fear or the color orange.

* Cibophobia, Sitophobia, Sitiophobia - Fear of food.

* Cleithrophobia, Cleisiophobia - Fear of being locked in an enclosed place.

* Cleptophobia, Kleptophobia - Fear of stealing.

* Clithrophobia, Cleithrophobia - Fear of being enclosed.

* Cnidophobia - Fear of stings.

* Coimetrophobia - Fear of cemeteries.

* Coitophobia, Genophobia - Fear of coitus.

* Cometophobia - Fear of comets.

* Coprastasophobia - Fear of constipation.

* Coprophobia, Fecophobia, Scatophobia - Fear of feces.

* Coulrophobia - Fear of clowns.

* Counterphobia - The preference by a phobic person for fearful situations.

* Cremnophobia - Fear of precipices.

* Cryophobia - Fear of extreme cold, ice or frost.

* Crystallophobia - Fear of crystals or glass.

* Cyanophobia - Fear of the colour blue.

* Cyberphobia, Logizomechanophobia - Fear of computers or working on a computer.

* Cyclophobia - Fear of bicycles.

* Cymophobia, Kymophobia - Fear of waves or wave-like motions.

* Cynophobia - Fear of dogs or rabies.

* Cypridophobia, Cypriphobia, Cyprianophobia, Cyprinophobia - Fear of prostitutes or venereal disease.

* Claustrophobia - Fear of confined spaces.

* Climacophobia - Fear of stairs or of climbing or falling down stairs.

* Clinophobia - Fear of going to bed.

D

* Decidophobia - Fear of making decisions.

* Defecaloesiophobia - Fear of painful bowel movements.

* Deipnophobia - Fear of dining or dinner conversations.

* Demonophobia, Daemonophobia - Fear of demons.

* Demophobia, Enochlophobia, Ochlophobia - Fear of crowds.

* Dendrophobia - Fear of trees.

* Dentophobia - Fear of dentists.

* Dermatophobia - Fear of skin lesions.

* Dermatosiophobia, Dermatophobia, Dermatopathophobia - Fear of skin disease.

* Dextrophobia - Fear of objects at the right side of the body.

* Diabetophobia - Fear of diabetes.

* Didaskaleinophobia, Scolionophobia - 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, Eicophobia, Oikophobia - Fear of houses or being in a house.

* Doraphobia - Fear of fur or the skins of animals.

* Doxophobia - Fear of expressing opinions or receiving praise.

* Dutchphobia - Fear of the Dutch.

* Dysmorphophobia - Fear of deformity.

* Dystychiphobia - Fear of accidents.

E

* Ecclesiophobia - Fear of church.

* Ecophobia - Fear of home.

* Eisoptrophobia - Fear of mirrors or of seeing oneself in a mirror.

* Electrophobia - Fear of electricity.

* Eleutherophobia - Fear of freedom.

* Emetophobia - Fear of vomiting.

* Enetophobia - Fear of pins.

* Enosiophobia, Enissophobia - Fear of having committed an unpardonable sin or of criticism.

* Entomophobia, Insectophobia - Fear of insects. (Also the orchid genus Entomophobia)

* Eosophobia - Fear of dawn or daylight.

* Ephebiphobia - Fear of teenagers.

* Epistaxiophobia - Fear of nosebleeds.

* Epistemophobia, Gnosiophobia - Fear of knowledge.

* Epistolophobia - Fear of writing letters

* Equinophobia, Hippophobia - Fear of horses.

* Ereuthrophobia, Erythrophobia, Erytophobia - Fear of blushing, red lights, or the colour red.

* Ergasiophobia - Fear of work or functioning, or a surgeon's fear of operating.

* Ergophobia - Fear of work.

* Ermitophobia - Fear of being alone, loneliness.

* Erotophobia - Fear of sexual love or sexual questions.

* Erythrophobia - Fear of blushing or the color red.

* Euphobia - Fear of hearing good news.

* Eurotophobia - Fear of female genitalia.

* Europhobia - Fear of Europe, Europeans, or alternatively, the European Union.

F

* Fearaphobia - Fear of the word fear.

* Febriphobia, Fibriphobia, Fibriophobia, Pyrexiophobia - Fear of fever.

* Fecophobia, Coprophobia, Scatophobia - Fear of feces.

* Ferrumphobia - Fear of Iron and objects made of iron.

* Francophobia, Gallophobia, Galiophobia - Fear of France, French culture, etc.

* Frigophobia - Fear of very cold objects.

G

* Gamophobia - Fear of marriage.

* Gatophobia - Fear of cats.

* Geliophobia - Fear of laughter.

* Geniophobia - Fear of chins.

* Genuphobia - Fear of knees.

* Gephyrophobia, Gephydrophobia, Gephyrdrophobia, Gephysrophobia - Fear of crossing bridges.

* Gerascophobia - Fear of growing old.

* Germanophobia, Teutophobia - Fear of Germany, German culture, etc.

* Gerontophobia - Fear of old people or of growing old.

* Geumaphobia, Geumophobia - Fear of taste.

* Glossophobia - Fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak.

* Globophobia - Fear of balloons

* Graphophobia - Fear of writing or handwriting.

* Gymnophobia, Nudophobia - Fear of nudity.

* Gynephobia, Gynophobia - Fear of women.

H

* Hadephobia, Stygiophobia, Stigiophobia - Fear of hell.

* Haemophobia - Fear of blood and bleeding.

* Hagiophobia - Fear of saints or holy things.

* Hamartophobia, Peccatophobia - Fear of sinning.

* Haptophobia - Fear of being touched.

* Harpaxophobia - Fear of being robbed.

* Hedonophobia - Fear of feeling pleasure.

* Hegelophobia - Fear of Hegel.

* Heliophobia - Fear of the sun.

* Hellenologophobia - Fear of Greek terms or complex scientific terminology.

* Helminthophobia - Fear of being infested with worms.

* Hemophobia, Hemaphobia, Hematophobia - Fear of blood or bleeding.

* Heresyphobia, Hereiophobia - Fear of challenges to official doctrine or of radical deviation.

* Herpetophobia - Fear of reptiles.

* Heterophobia, Sexophobia - Fear of the opposite sex.

* Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia - Fear of the number 666.

* Hierophobia - Fear of priests or sacred things.

* Hippophobia - Fear of horses.

* Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia, Sesquipedalophobia - Fear of long words.

* Hobophobia - Fear of bums or beggars.

* Hodophobia - Fear of road travel.

* Hormephobia - Fear of shock.

* Homichlophobia, Nebulaphobia - Fear of fog.

* Homilophobia - Fear of sermons.

* Homophobia - Fear of sameness, monotony, homosexuality or of becoming homosexual.

* Hoplophobia - Fear of firearms.

* Hydrargyophobia - Fear of mercurial medicines.

* Hydrophobia - Fear of water, a symptom of rabies.

* Hydrophobophobia, Kynophobia - Fear of rabies.

* Hyelophobia, Hyalophobia, Nelophobia - Fear of glass.

* Hygrophobia - Fear of liquids, dampness, or moisture.

* Hylephobia - Fear of materialism or the fear of epilepsy.

* Hylophobia - Fear of forests.

* Hypegiaphobia - Fear of responsibility.

* Hypengyophobia - Fear of responsibility.

* Hypnophobia - Fear of sleep or of being hypnotized.

* Hypsiphobia - Fear of height.

I

* Iatrophobia - Fear of going to the doctor or of doctors.

* Ichthyophobia - Fear of fish.

* Iconophobia - Fear of images or icons.

* Ideophobia - Fear of ideas.

* Illyngophobia - Fear of vertigo.

* Insulaphobia - Fear of being isolated, or alternatively, fear of islands

* Iophobia - Fear of poison.

* Islamophobia - Fear of Islam.

* Islandophobia - Fear of Iceland, Icelandic culture, etc.

* Isopterophobia - Fear of termites or other insects that eat wood.

* Ithyphallophobia - Fear of seeing, thinking about or having an erect penis.

J

* Japanophobia, Nipponophobia - Fear of the Japanese.

* Judeophobia - Fear of Jews.

K

* Katikomindicaphobia - Fear of the RNI (Resident Non-Indian).

* Kenophobia - Fear of voids or empty spaces.

* Keraunophobia - Fear of lightning.

* Kinetophobia, Kinesophobia - Fear of movement or motion.

* Klismaphobia - Fear of Enemas.

* Kneemaphobia - Fear of the knee bending backwards.

* Koinoniphobia - Fear of rooms.

* Kolpophobia - Fear of genitals, particularly female.

* Kopophobia - Fear of fatigue.

* Kosmikophobia - Fear of cosmic phenomena.

* Kyphophobia - Fear of stooping.

L

* Lachanophobia - Fear of vegetables.

* Laliophobia, Lalophobia - Fear of speaking.

* Leporiphobia - Fear of rabbits.

* Leprophobia, Lepraphobia - Fear of leprosy.

* Leukophobia - Fear of the colour white.

* Levophobia - Fear of things to the left side of the body.

* Librophobia - Fear of having to balance.

* Ligyrophobia - Fear of loud noises.

* Lilapsophobia - Fear of tornadoes and hurricanes.

* Limnophobia - Fear of lakes.

* Linonophobia - Fear of string.

* Liticaphobia - Fear of lawsuits.

* Lockiophobia, Maieusiophobia, Parturiphobia - Fear of childbirth.

* Logophobia - Fear of words.

* Luiphobia, Syphilophobia - Fear of syphilis.

* Lutraphobia - Fear of otters.

* Lyssophobia - Fear of rabies or of becoming insane.

M

* Macroxenoglossophobia - Fear of long, strange words.

* Macrophobia - Fear of long waits.

* Maimouphobia, Pithikosophobia - Fear of monkeys.

* Mageirocophobia - Fear of cooking.

* Malaxophobia, Sarmassophobia - Fear of love play.

* Maniaphobia - Fear of going insane.

* Mastigophobia, Poinephobia - Fear of punishment.

* Mechanophobia - Fear of machines.

* Medomalacuphobia - Fear of losing an erection.

* Medorthophobia - Fear of an erect penis.

* Megalophobia - Fear of large objects.

* Melanophobia - Fear of the colour black.

* Melophobia - Fear or hatred of music.

* Meningitophobia - Fear of a masturbation 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, Potophobia - Fear of alcohol.

* Metrophobia - Fear or hatred of poetry.

* Mikatikoindicaphobia - Fear of the NRIs (Non-Resident Indians).

* Microphobia, Mycrophobia - Fear of small objects.

* Misophobia, Molysmophobia, Molysomophobia, Mysophobia, Verminophobia - Fear of being contaminated with dirt or germs.

* Mnemophobia - Fear of memories.

* Monophobia - Fear of being alone, or of feeling alone.

* Monopathophobia - Fear of a specific disease.

* Motorphobia - Fear of automobiles.

* Mottephobia - Fear of moths.

* Musicophobia - Fear of music.

* Musophobia, Murophobia, Suriphobia - Fear of mice and/or rats.

* Mycophobia - Fear or aversion to mushrooms.

* Myrmecophobia - Fear of ants.

* Mysophobia - Fear of dirt.

* Mythophobia - Fear of myths, stories or false statements.

N

* Necrophobia - Fear of death or dead things.

* Neopharmaphobia - Fear of new drugs.

* Neophobia - Fear of the new.

* Nephophobia - Fear of clouds.

* Nihilophobia - Fear of (absolutely) nothing.

* Noctiphobia - Fear of the night.

* Nomatophobia - Fear of names.

* Nosocomephobia - Fear of hospitals.

* Nosophobia, Nosemaphobia - Fear of becoming ill.

* Nostophobia - Fear of returning home.

* Novercaphobia - Fear of one's stepmother.

* Nucleomituphobia - Fear of nuclear weapons.

* Numerophobia - Fear of numbers.

* Nyctohylophobia - Fear of dark, wooded areas.

* Nyctophobia - Fear of the dark, of night or of nightfall.

O

* Obesophobia, Pocrescophobia - Fear of gaining weight.

* Ochophobia - Fear of vehicles.

* Octophobia - Fear of the figure 8.

* Odontophobia - Fear of teeth or dental surgery.

* Oenophobia - Fear of wine.

* Oicophobia - Fear of houses.

* Olfactophobia, Osmophobia, Osphresiophobia - Fear of smells.

* Ombrophobia, Pluviophobia - Fear of rain or of being rained on.

* Ommetaphobia, Ommatophobia - Fear of eyes.

* Oneirophobia - Fear of dreams.

* Oneirogmophobia - Fear of wet dreams.

* Onomatophobia - Fear of hearing certain words or names.

* Ophidiophobia - Fear of snakes.

* Ophthalmophobia - Fear of being stared at.

* Opiophobia - A medical doctor's fear of prescribing pain medications for patients.

* Optophobia - Fear of opening one's eyes.

* Ornithophobia - Fear of birds.

* Ortographobia - Fear of spelling mistakes.

* Orthophobia - Fear of property.

* Ostraconophobia - Fear of shellfish.

* Ouranophobia, Uranophobia - Fear of heaven.

P

* Pagophobia - Fear of ice or frost.

* Panthophobia - Fear of suffering and disease.

* Panophobia, Pantophobia - Fear of everything.

* Papaphobia - Fear of the Pope.

* Papyrophobia - Fear of paper.

* Paralipophobia - Fear of neglecting duty or responsibility.

* Paraphobia - Fear of sexual perversion.

* Parasitophobia - Fear of parasites.

* Paraskavedekatriaphobia - Fear of Friday the 13th.

* Parthenophobia - Fear of virgins or young girls.

* Pathophobia - Fear of disease.

* Patroiophobia - Fear of heredity.

* Pediculophobia, Phthiriophobia - Fear of lice.

* Pediophobia - Fear of dolls.

* Pediphobia, Pedophobia - Fear of children.

* Peladophobia - Fear of bald people.

* Pellagrophobia - Fear of pellagra.

* Peniaphobia - Fear of poverty.

* Pentheraphobia - Fear of one's mother-in-law.

* Phagophobia - Fear of swallowing, eating or of being eaten.

* Phalacrophobia - Fear of becoming bald.

* Phallophobia - Fear of a penis, esp. erect.

* Pharmacophobia - Fear of taking medicine.

* Phasmophobia, Spectrophobia - Fear of ghosts.

* Phengophobia - Fear of daylight or sunshine.

* Philemaphobia, Philematophobia - Fear of kissing.

* Philophobia - Fear of falling in love or being in love.

* Philosophobia - Fear of philosophy.

* Phobophobia - Fear of phobias.

* Photoaugliaphobia - Fear of glaring lights.

* Photophobia - Fear of light (also refers to aversion to light due to an inflamed/painful eye or excessively dilated pupils)

* Phonophobia - Fear of noises, voices, one's own voice or of telephones.

* Phronemophobia - Fear of thinking.

* Phthisiophobia, Tuberculophobia - Fear of tuberculosis.

* Placophobia - Fear of tombstones.

* Plutophobia - Fear of wealth.

* Pneumatiphobia - Fear of spirits.

* Pnigophobia, Pnigerophobia - Fear of choking or being smothered.

* Pnumonomicroscopicsilicovolcanocoviosophobia - Fear of a lung disease caused by coal dust.

* Pogonophobia, Pognophobia - Fear of beards.

* Poliosophobia - Fear of contracting poliomyelitis.

* Politicophobia - Fear or abnormal dislike of politicians.

* Polonophobia - Hatred of Poles.

* Polyphobia - Having many phobias.

* Ponophobia - Fear of overworking or of pain.

* Porphyrophobia - Fear of the colour purple.

* Potamophobia - Fear of rivers or running water.

* Pharmacophobia - Fear of drugs.

* Proctophobia, Rectophobia - Fear of the rectum or of rectal diseases.

* Prosophobia - Fear of progress.

* Psellismophobia - Fear of stuttering.

* Psychophobia - Fear of the mind.

* Pteronophobia - Fear of being tickled by feathers.

* Pupaphobia - Fear of puppets.

* Pyrophobia - Fear of fire.

Q

* Quadraphobia - Fear of quartets or of being drawn and quartered.

* Quadrataphobia - Fear of quadratic equations.

R

* Radiophobia - Fear of radiation or X-rays.

* Ranidaphobia - Fear of frogs.

* Retrophobia - Fear of old things or traveling back in time.

* Retterophobia - Fear of wrongly chosen letters.

* Rhabdophobia - Fear of being severely punished or beaten with a rod, or of being severely criticized. Also fear of magic.

* Rhinophobia - Fear of noses.

* Rhodophobia - Fear of the colour red.

* Rhypophobia - Fear of defecation.

* Rhytiphobia - Fear of getting wrinkles.

* Rupophobia - Fear of dirt.

* Russophobia - Hatred of Russians.

S

* Samhainophobia - Fear of Halloween.

* Satanophobia, Orcusophobia - Fear of Satan.

* Scabiophobia - Fear of scabies.

* Scatophobia, Fecophobia, Coprophobia - Fear of feces.

* Scelerophibia - Fear of bad men, burglars.

* Sciophobia, Sciaphobia - Fear of shadows.

* Scoleciphobia, Vermiphobia - Fear of worms.

* Scopophobia, Scoptophobia - Fear of being seen or stared at.

* Scotomaphobia - Fear of blindness in visual field.

* Scriptophobia - Fear of writing in public.

* Sedatephobia - Fear of silence.

* 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.

* Sitophobia - Fear of food.

* Sinistrophobia - Fear of things to the left of oneself.

* Sinophobia - Fear of the Chinese, Chinese culture, etc.

* 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.

* Spamophobia - Fear of Spam.

* Spectrophobia - Fear of mirrors.

* Spermatophobia or Spermophobia - Fear of sperm.

* Spheksophobia - Fear of wasps.

* Staurophobia - Fear of crosses or crucifixes.

* Stenophobia - Fear of narrow things or places.

* Stephanophobia - Fear of crowns

* Suriphobia - Fear of mice.

* Symbolophobia - Fear of symbolism.

* Symmetrophobia - Fear of symmetry.

* Syngenesophobia - Fear of relatives.

* Syphiliphobia - Fear of syphilis.

T

* Tachophobia - Fear of speed.

* Taeniophobia, Teniophobia - Fear of tapeworms.

* Taphephobia, Taphophobia - Fear of being buried alive or of cemeteries.

* Tapinophobia - Fear of being contagious.

* Taurophobia - Fear of bulls.

* Technophobia - Fear of technology.

* Teleophobia - Fear of definite plans or of religious ceremony.

* Telephonophobia - Fear of telephones.

* Teratophobia - Fear of bearing a deformed child, of monsters or of deformed people.

* Teratrophobia - Fear of monsters.

* Testophobia - Fear of taking tests.

* Tetanophobia - Fear of tetanus or lockjaw.

* Textophobia - Fear of certain fabrics.

* Thalassophobia - Fear of the sea.

* Thanatophobia, Thantophobia - 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.

* Tonsurephobia - Fear of haircuts.

* Topophobia - Fear of certain places or situations, such as stage fright.

* Toxiphobia, Toxophobia, Toxicophobia - Fear of poison or of being accidentally poisoned.

* Traumatophobia - Fear of injury.

* Tremophobia - Fear of trembling.

* Trichinophobia - Fear of trichinosis.

* Triskaidekaphobia - Fear of the number 13. Having a superstition.

* Tropophobia - Fear of moving or making changes.

* Turophobia - Fear of cheese.

* Trypanophobia - Fear of injections.

* Tyrannophobia - Fear of tyrants.

U

* Uranophobia - Fear of the heavens.

* Urophobia - Fear of urine or urinating.

V

* Vaccinophobia - Fear of vaccination.

* Venustraphobia - Fear of beautiful women.

* Verbophobia - Fear of words.

* Vestiphobia - Fear of clothing.

* Virginitiphobia - Fear of rape.

* Vitricophobia - Fear of one's stepfather.

* Vuteuthindion - Fear of picnics.

W

* Walloonphobia - Fear of the Walloon people or their languages.

* Wiccaphobia - Fear of witches and witchcraft.

X

* Xanthophobia - Fear of the colour yellow or the word yellow.

* Xenoglossophobia - Fear of foreign languages.

* Xenophobia - Fear of strangers or foreigners.

* Xerophobia - Fear of dryness.

* Xylophobia - Fear of wooden objects or fear of forests.

* Xyrophobia - Fear of razors.

Y

* Ymophobia - Fear of contrariety.

Z

* Zoophobia - Fear of animals.


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