See metathesis and -phobia.
- (rare) The persistent, abnormal, and unwarranted fear of change.
2007, Susan Vaught, Big Fat Manifesto, →ISBN, page 145:
- Then, metathesiophobia, fear of change.
2008, Gérald Zaltman, Lindsay H. Zaltman, Marketing Metaphoria: What Deep Metaphors Reveal About the Minds of Consumers, →ISBN, page 4:
- There is a related fear, metathesiophobia, the fear of change.
2009, Amy Jones, What Boys Like: And Other Stories:
- I felt myself growing dizzy. “I can't,” I whispered. “Meta . . . metathesiophobia.” Maggie sighed impatiently.