Appendix:English unattested phobias

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A well known set of words in the modern world is the "Phobia list". There are hundreds of web-sites and books containing them. Some of these are real words that are actually used outside of the lists, for those real words, see our phobias category. A good deal more of them are simply made up words, something that sounds plausible + -phobia. This list is an attempt to document these made up words. Please note that the phobias here may become real words in their own right, in which case they will be moved to real dictionary entries and added to the phobias category.

List of invented phobias[edit]


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acerophobia[entry][talk][citations]
An aversion to sourness
achluophobia[entry][talk][citations]
Fear of the dark.
(in one source: fear of dark alleys)
acidophobia[entry][talk][citations]
Fear of acid; also said of plants which don't grow well in acidic soil.
aeroacrophobia[entry][talk][citations]
Fear of open heights
aero- + acrophobia
aeronausiphobia[entry][talk][citations]
A fear of vomitting due to air-sickness
aero- + nausea + -phobia
agrizoophobia[entry][talk][citations]
The fear of wild animals.
albuminurophobia[entry][talk][citations]
The fear of kidney disease.
aliumphobia[talk][citations]
The fear of garlic
allodoxaphobia[talk][citations]
Aversion to onions.
amychophobia[entry][talk][citations]
Pathological fear of scratches.
anemophobia[entry][talk][citations]
Fear of winds or gales.
apeirophoia[talk][citations]
Fear of eternity.
arachibutyrophobia[entry][talk][citations]
Aversion to peanut butter, particularly when stuck to the roof of one's mouth.
athazagoraphobia[entry][talk][citations]
Fear of being forgotten or ignored.
aurophobia[entry][talk][citations]
Aversion to gold.
automatonophobia[entry][talk][citations]
A fear of anything that falsely represents a sentient being: particularly ventriloquist's dummies.



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b[edit]

ballistophobia[entry][talk][citations]
Fear of projectiles, normally weaponry.
batrachophobia[entry][talk][citations]
The fear of amphibians.



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c[edit]

catoptrophobia[entry][talk][citations]
The fear of mirrors.
chrematophobia[entry][talk][citations]
Fear of money
caligynephobia‎[entry][talk][citations]
The fear of beautiful women
cenosillicaphobia[talk][citations]
Fear of an empty glass.
coprastasophobia[talk][citations]
Fear of being constipated or suffering of the effects of constipation.
ctenophobia[talk][citations]
Fear of combs.



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d[edit]

didaskaleinophobia[entry][talk][citations]
The fear of attending school.
dikephobia[entry][talk][citations]
The fear of justice.
dinophobia[entry][talk][citations]
Aversion to dizziness or fear of whirlpools
dipsophobia[entry][talk][citations]
Fear of drinking alcohol or becoming inebriated
dishabiliophobia[entry][talk][citations]
A fear of removing one's clothes in front of another.



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e[edit]

eosophobia[entry][talk][citations]
Aversion to dawn or sunrise.



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f[edit]

friggatriskaidekaphobia[entry][talk][citations]
Fear of Friday the thirteenth
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g[edit]

gametophobia[entry][talk][citations]
Fear of marriage
gamophobia[entry][talk][citations]
Fear of marriage.
gatophobia[entry][talk][citations]
Fear of cats (cf. ailurophobia, the real name for this fear)
geliophobia‎[entry][talk][citations]
Fear of laughter.
geniophobia‎[entry][talk][citations]
Aversion to chins.
genuphobia[entry][talk][citations]
Aversion to knees.



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h[edit]

hagiophobia[entry][talk][citations]
The fear of holiness and holy things.
haphephobia[entry][talk][citations]
The fear of being touched.
hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia[entry][talk][citations]
The fear of the number 666.
homichlophobia[entry][talk][citations]
The fear of fog.



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i[edit]

ichthyophobia[entry][talk][citations]
A fear of, or aversion to fish
islamophobia[entry][talk][citations]
A fear of islam or of muslims. Commonly used to label critics of islam and not as a medical diagnosis. See also Islamophobia.
ithyphallophobia[entry][talk][citations]
The fear of the erect penis



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l[edit]

lachanophobia[entry][talk][citations]
A fear of vegetables.



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m[edit]

macrophobia[entry][talk][citations]
A fear of long waits
A fear of macros.
melissophobia[entry][talk][citations]
The fear of stinging insects, in particular bees.
menophobia[entry][talk][citations]
The fear of menstruation.
one source gives "being alone"
meteorophobia[entry][talk][citations]
The fear of meteors
myrmecophobia[entry][talk][citations]
The fear or ants.
maeiusophobia[talk][citations]
The fear of pregnant or nursing women



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n[edit]

nucleomituphobia[entry][talk][citations]
The fear of nuclear weapons
nyctohylophobia[entry][talk][citations]
The fear of woods at night.
nycto- + hylo- + -phobia



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o[edit]

odenyphobia[entry][talk][citations]
Fear of pain.
oenophobia[entry][talk][citations]
Fear of wine.
oneirogmophobia[entry][talk][citations]
Aversion to wet dreams.
onomatophobia[entry][talk][citations]
A fear of, or aversion to a certain word or name.



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p[edit]

peladophobia[entry][talk][citations]
Aversion to baldness or fear of bald people.
peniaphobia[entry][talk][citations]
The fear of poverty.
phronemophobia[entry][talk][citations]
The fear of thought or thinking.
pentheraphobia[entry][talk][citations]
The fear of one's mother-in-law.
pnigophobia[entry][talk][citations]
The fear of being unable to breathe.
pocrescophobia[entry][talk][citations]
The fear of becoming fat.
poinephobia[entry][talk][citations]
The fear of punishment



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r[edit]

ranidaphobia[entry][talk][citations]
The fear of frogs
rhytiphobia[entry][talk][citations]
The fear of getting wrinkles.



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s[edit]

seplophobia[entry][talk][citations]
The fear of things that are decaying
sesquipedalophobia[entry][talk][citations]
The fear of long words.
See also hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia
scholionophobia[talk][citations]
The fear of school



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t[edit]

tomophobia[entry][talk][citations]
The fear of surgery



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v[edit]

velophobia[talk][citations]
The fear of speed.
From: velocity + -phobia
venustaphobia[talk][citations]
The fear of beautiful women (after Venus, goddess of beauty).



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x[edit]

xyrophobia[entry][talk][citations]
The fear of razors.



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z[edit]

zelophobia[entry][talk][citations]
The fear of becoming jealous or of jealousy itself.
zemmiphobia[entry][talk][citations]
The fear of "the great mole rat", occasionally interpreted as rats or moles
zeusophobia[entry][talk][citations]
The fear of god or gods;
From: Zeus + -phobia

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