phobophobia

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From Ancient Greek φόβος (phóbos) +‎ -phobia.

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phobophobia (uncountable)

  1. The fear of fear.
    • Adrian Vermeule, The Constitution of Risk
      In particular, the rulemakers – here judges who craft free speech doctrine – may themselves display a pathological fear of succumbing to pathological fear, a kind of phobophobia.

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