bibliophobe

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Etymology[edit]

biblio- +‎ -phobe

Noun[edit]

bibliophobe (plural bibliophobes)

  1. One who who fears and hates books, book-learning or reading.
    • 1942, The Retail Bookseller: Trade News for the Book Buyer[1], volume 45, page 37:
      Now, the author of this book is probably the world's greatest bibliophobe, having ordered the burning of many books and having again and again placed himself on record against intellectuals including writers.
    • 2006, Dominic Head, The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English[2], Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, OCLC 1030381293, page 925, →ISBN:
      Wordsworth’s genius is fully honoured, but he is also the proud bibliophobe - sacrilegiously cutting open precious pages with a used butter-knife on the kitchen table - as well as the supremely competent manager of his own interests.
    • 2001, Holbrook Jackson, The Fear of Books[3], Urbana; Chicago: University of Illinois Press, →ISBN, OCLC 1024934021, page 9, →ISBN:
      The bibliophobe, therefore, becomes a problem for bookmen only when he is active, as I shall now proceed to show.

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Adjective[edit]

bibliophobe

  1. inflection of bibliophob:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular