verbophobia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin verbō (word) + -phobia: Ancient Greek φόβος (phóbos, fear)

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Noun[edit]

verbophobia (uncountable)

  1. A fear of words.

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References[edit]

  • "verbophobia" in Robertson's Words for a Modern Age, John G. Robertson, Senior Scribe Publications, 1991, ISBN 0963091905
  • "verbophobia" in Phobias Revealed and Explained: Fear and Loathing Revealed and Explained, Richard Waters, Murdoch Books, 2003, ISBN 1740453212