-phobia

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Etymology[edit]

From New Latin, from Latin, from Ancient Greek -φοβία (-phobia) (see ὑδροφοβία (hydrophobia, fear of water)), from φόβος (phobos, fear).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌfəʊbi.ə/ (Primary stress will usually be in the word that is affixed.)

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-phobia

  1. Used to form nouns meaning fear of a specific thing.
    e.g. claustrophobia
  2. Controversially used to form nouns meaning hate, born out of fear, directed towards a particular type of person.
    e.g. homophobia
  3. Controversially used to form nouns meaning political or religious organizations or viewpoints concerned with limiting or restraining a specific thing or idea.
    e.g. erotophobia

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