deipnophobia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

deipno- +‎ -phobia

Noun[edit]

deipnophobia (uncountable)

  1. (rare) A fear of banquets or dinner parties.
    • 1891 June 23, The Daily News, 4/8
      People who heartily sympathise with the ‘deipnophobia’ of Gordon.
    • 2018 February 8, “'I Have A Severe Phobia—Here's What It's Like'”, in Women's Health:
      For those of us with deipnophobia—a fear of dining and dinner conversations—literally anything is more pleasant than a meal with friends.
    • 2018 April, “What It’s Like to Live with Deipnophobia”, in Best Womens Mag:
      For Krissy, the deipnophobia did not start after experiencing a traumatizing moment, but it was rather made by an accumulation of different experiences.