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- abnormal and persistent fear of blushing
- 2013, Mabel Dawn Van Niekerk - Erythrophobia, The Blushing Phobia - Erythrophobia:
- Erythophobia is no laughing matter if you are a sufferer of this phobia. It could tend to make the sufferer anti-social as it is a very real and serious concern that excessive blushing could occur at any moment.
- Abnormal and persistent fear of the colour red.
- 1908, William A. White, “Mental Dissociation in Psychic Epilepsy”, in Boris Sidis, editor, Psychopathological Researches: Studies in Mental Dissociation, pages 150 and 154:
- As they passed through the upper hall J. noticed that the carpet was red. This immediately brought back to her mind the recollection of the suicide and produced a peculiar feeling of fear,—erythrophobia,—which was immediately followed by pain in the back of her head...
- The erythrophobia and the suicidal obsession, which did not yield to the influence of hypnotic suggestion, entirely disappeared and sank at once into the background.
- 1915, Dr. Shepherd Ivory Franz, Popular Science Monthly, page 88:
- This woman exhibited erythrophobia, i. e., fear of red, and at the same time she believed that she was responsible for or had actually caused the death of her mother.
- 1988, Jacqueline Martin, Bryarly, page 276:
- Red Coats. Red Cat. And she had erythrophobia...morbid fear of the color red...ailurophobia...morbid fear of cats.
- 1999 June 11, Nice But Naughty Boy Craves OTK w/SWF, “Has ANYONE had success meeting others on a.p.s.?”, in alt.personals.spanking, Usenet, retrieved 2015-05-05:
- Or, maybe it's erythrophobia, which no real spanker/spankee should have. (For those who are logophobic, erythrophobia is an abnormal fear of the color red. Not one of my problems! :)
- 2007, Lonely Planet, The Netherlands, page 21:
- With over 250 coffeeshops (p129), the capital offers ample opportunity to partake in a spliff or two, and no one, but no one (unless they suffer from erythrophobia) should miss a stroll through Amsterdam’s legendary Red Light District (p85).
- 2012, Xanna Eve Chown, The Slender-Fingered Cats of Bubastis:
- ‘As in xenophobia?’ said Jack. ‘Or erythrophobia? I know some people really hate my red eyes.’
- chromophobia (fear of colours)