GLOSSARY OF PHOBIAS

The glossary of phobias gathers all the most common phobias. Phobias are listed in alphabetical order.

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Achluophobia: fear of darkness.

Acrophobia: fear of heights.

Agoraphobia: fear of open spaces or of being in crowded, public places like markets. Fear of leaving a safe place.

Ailurophobia: fear of cats.

Anginophobia: fear of angina, choking or narrowness.

Anthropophobia: fear of people or society.

Aviophobia: fear of flying.

Brontophobia: fear of thunder and lightning.

Cynophobia: fear of dogs or rabies.

Cryophobia: fear of extreme cold, ice or frost.

Demophobia: fear of crowds. See also Agoraphobia.

Dysmorphophobia: fear of deformity.

Ecophobia: fear of home.

Emetophobia: fear of vomiting.

Entomophobia: fear of insects.

Equinophobia: fear of horses.

Erythrophobia: Fear of blushing.

Gerontophobia: fear of old people or of growing old.

Glossophobia: fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak.

Heterophobia: fear of the opposite sex. See also Sexophobia

Homophobia: fear of sameness, monotony or of homosexuality or of becoming homosexual.

Hydrophobia: fear of water or of rabies.

Misophobia: fear of being contaminated with dirt or germs.

Monophobia: fear of solitude or being alone.

Musophobia: fear of mice.

Ophidiophobia: fear of snakes.

Pathophobia: fear of disease.

Rupophobia: fear of dirt.

Sexophobia: fear of the opposite sex. See also Heterophobia

Sociophobia: fear of society or people in general.

Taphophobia: fear of being buried alive or of cemeteries.


Thanatophobia: fear of death or dying.

Tomophobia: fear of surgical operations.

Toxophobia: fear of poison or of being accidently poisoned.

Xenophobia: fear of strangers or foreigners.

Zoophobia: fear of animals.

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