cosmophobia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cosmo- +‎ -phobia

Noun[edit]

cosmophobia (uncountable)

  1. fear or dread of outer space
    • 1971, Rumanian review: Volume 25
      The cosmophobia is only a symptom. It is not we who fly into outer space; it is outer space that should come down to the earth.
    • 2012, Brian Aldiss, The Dark Light Years
      As well as having an exploratory function, these flights were calculated to relieve cosmophobia.