metathesiophobia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See metathesis and -phobia.

Noun[edit]

metathesiophobia (uncountable)

  1. (rare) The persistent, abnormal, and unwarranted fear of change.
    • 2007, Susan Vaught, Big Fat Manifesto[1], →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[2], →ISBN, page 4:
      There is a related fear, metathesiophobia, the fear of change.
    • 2009, Amy Jones, What Boys Like: And Other Stories[3]:
      I felt myself growing dizzy. “I can't,” I whispered. “Meta . . . metathesiophobia.” Maggie sighed impatiently.