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- (informal, humorous) Fear or dislike of disposing of items; a tendency to hoard things.
- 2011, Iyna Bort Caruso, Simply Organized: "The all-in-one guide to organizing your home, office, children, and more!", →ISBN:
- At the extreme end of the clutter spectrum are folks who suffer from what some call disposophobia—fear of disposing. In other words, they hoard. According to one report, nearly a million junkaholics suffer from this psychological, and the proof is in the piles. To help those who suffer from disposophobia, a national support group called Clutterers Anonymous models itself after the twelve-step format of Alcoholics Anonymous.
- 2013, Christopher Kennedy Lawford, Recover to Live: Kick Any Habit, Manage Any Addiction - Your Self-Treatment Guide to Alcohol, Drugs, Eating Disorders, Gambling, Hoarding, Smoking, Sex, and Porn, →ISBN:
- Compulsive hoarding has also been labeled "disposophoia" because the person with this disorder feels a real and palpable fear of throwing or giving away, even if the items are essentially worthless.