aphenphosmphobia

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

aphenphosmphobia (uncountable)

  1. A phobia of being touched.
    • 2005, Christine Spindler. Faces of Fear, an Inspector Terry Mystery, Hard Shell Word Factory, page 65:
      "What have you been treating Maureen for?"
      "Aphenphosmphobia. She is...she was scared of having her throat touched."
    • 2011, Craig Russell, The Carnival Master (page 107)
      Since the stabbing she had struggled most with aphenphosmphobia, a morbid fear of physical contact with other human beings.

References[edit]

  • Aphenphosmphobia, In Pocket English Kannada Dictionary by Sura books. By Various, Sura books, 2007. ISBN 8172542704 [1]