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I don't know how many of these are real.  some meanings are the same i noticed.


Ablutophobia- Fear of washing or bathing

Aerophobia- Fear of swallowing air

Ambulophobia- Fear of walking

Anablephobia- Fear of looking up  ::)

Anemophobia- Fear of wind

Anthrophobia- Fear of flowers

Arachibutyrophobia- Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.

Arithmophobia- Fear of numbers

Aulophobia- Fear of flutes

Auroraphobia- Fear of Northern Lights


Barophobia- Fear of gravity

Basophobia- Fear of walking

Batophobia- Fear of being close to high buildings

Bibliophobia- Fear of books

Blennophobia- Fear of slime

Bogyphobia- Fear of the bogeyman


Cathisophobia- Fear of sitting

Catoptrophobia- Fear of mirrors

Chaetophobia- Fear of hair

Chionophobia- Fear of snow

Chromatophobia- Fear of colors

Chronophobia- Fear of time

Chronomentrophobia- Fear of clocks

Cibophobia- Fear of food

Clinophobia- Fear of going to bed

Cnidophobia- Fear of string


Deciophobia- Fear of making decisions

Dendrophobia- Fear of trees

Dextrophobia- Fear of objects at the right side of the body

Didaskaleinophobia- Fear of school


Eisoptrophobia- Fear of mirrors

Eleutherophobia- Fear of freedom

Eosophobia- Fear of daylight

Epistemophobia- Fear of knowledge

Ergophobia- Fear of work

Ereuthophobia- Fear of the color red


Geliophobia- Fear of laughter  :s2

Geniophobia- Fear of chins

Genuphobia- Fear of knees

Geumaphobia- Fear of taste

Gnosiophobia- Fear of knowledge

Graphophobia- Fear of writing


Heliophobia- Fear of the sun

Helmintophobia- Fear of being infested with worms

Hemophobia- Fear of blood

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia- Fear of long words

Homichlophobia- Fear of fog

Hypnophobia- Fear of sleep  :sm  :sn


Ichthyophobia- Fear of fish

Ideophobia- Fear of ideas  :sr


Kainophobia- Fear of anything new

Kathisophobia- Fear of sitting down


Lachanophobia- Fear of vegetables

Leukophobia- Fear of the color white

Levophobia- Fear of objects to the left side of the body

Linonophobia- Fear of string

Logophobia- Fear of words


Melanophobia- Fear of the color black

Melophobia- Fear of music

Metrophobia- Fear of poetry

Mnemophobia- Fear of memories

Mottephobia- Fear of moths


Nebulaphobia- Fear of fog

Neophobia- Fear of anything new

Nephophobia- Fear of clouds

Nomatophobia- Fear of names


Octophobia- Fear of the number 8

Ommetaphobia- Fear of eyes

Oneirophobia- Fear of dreams

Ophthalmophobia- Fear of opening one’s eyes

Ostraconophobia- Fear of shellfish


Panophobia- Fear of everything

Papyrophobia- Fear of paper

Paraskavedekatriaphobia- Fear of Friday the 13th

Peladophobia- Fear of bald people

Phengophobia- Fear of daylight

Phobophobia- Fear of fear

Photophobia- Fear of light

Phronemophobia- Fear of thinking

Pogonophobia- Fear of beards


Sciophobia- Fear of shadows

Scolionophobia- Fear of school

Selenophobia- Fear of the moon

Siderophobia- Fear of stars

Sitophobia- Fear of food

Sophophobia- Fear of learning

Stasibasiphobia- Fear of walking


Thaasophobia- Fear of sitting

Trichopathophobia- Fear of hair

Triskadekaphobia- Fear of the number 13


Verbophobia- Fear of words


Xanthophobia- Fear of the color yellow

hmmmm... :s02

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Posted (IP: Staff) ·

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia - Fear of long words

How sick is the person who made that one up !

The last thing someone with a fear of long words is going to want is to have to tell people that they suffer from Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia.

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Posted (IP: Staff) ·

Hmmm, it starts with "Hippopotomo" , and has "monstro" and "quipped" in it. I think someone made that up as a joke. It doesn't really seem too believable to be honest.  :-/

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I agree that it doesn't sound believable, but if you plug that name in google.com, it seems to be legitimate. As an example:


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Posted (IP: Staff) ·

I think I may start to show symptoms of Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia if I look at these phobia words for much longer.  ;D

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[blue]How can anyone be frightened of chins for crikey's sake?

Personally I have two fears: big insects and open water. I think the latter is due to seeing Jaws at an early age, like too early.

And big insects are just gross, man.

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I have a fear of driving (really).  I'm so spacey that I always think I'm going to crash.   :sm

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There's no Xenophobia on that list (fear of the unknown as i'm sure you know)

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Should I be afraid of the exchange students?  :s3


I'm a batophobic and a phengophobic.

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What about a phobia for ex employers?

Have just put my point of view about Itv digital's demise .......not supposed to ooops :s9

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