Phobias

13 Jul
 Phobia = excessive, morbid, or unreasonable fear of something/someone.

The following are the words for different kinds of Phobias:

 

Sl. No.

Word

Fear of

1.       

Gamophobia Marriage

2.       

Gynophobia Women

3.       

Androphobia Men

4.       

Jatrophobia Doctors

5.       

Cynophobia Dogs

6.       

Ailurophobia           Cats

7.       

Ergophobia   Work

8.       

Arachnophobia Spiders

9.       

Batracophobia Frogs

10.   

Doraphobia Fur

11.   

Scelerophobia        Thieves

12.   

Triskaidekaphobia   “Number 13″

13.   

Monophobia Being alone

14.   

Equestrophobia or Hippophobia Horse

15.   

Claustrophobia Closed spaces

16.   

Agoraphobia Open spaces

17.   

Musophobia Mice

18.   

Herpetophobia Reptiles

19.   

Ophidiophobia Snakes

20.   

Nyctophobia Night

21.   

Taphephobia          Burial alive

22.   

Thanatophobia       Death

23.   

Arachibutyrophobia         

Peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth

24.   

Aerophobia or Hypsophobia Heights

25.   

Gephyrophobia Crossing bridges

26.   

Gerascophobia Old age

27.   

Aichmophobia Knives

28.   

Prantophobia Thunder

29.   

Apiophobia   Bees

30.   

Siderodromophobia Trains

31.   

Pathophobia Disease

32.   

Bathophobia Depth

33.   

Metrophobia Motherhood

34.   

Spectrophobia Mirrors

35.   

Sitophobia Food

36.   

Hodophobia or Dromophobia Travelling

37.   

Trichophobia Hair

38.   

Chromophobia Colours

39.   

Demophobia           People

40.   

Ochlophobia Crowds

 

© 2008. Compiled by P. Mohan Chandran. All Rights Reserved.

6 Responses to “Phobias”

  1. Jugesh Sunday, July 13, 2008 at 10:32 #

    cool collection… keep the good work up as always…🙂

  2. T A Ramesh Sunday, July 13, 2008 at 13:07 #

    Your Phobia list reminds me of a Tamil comic movie, Thenali starred by Kamal Hassan! It is better to know about phobias but we should not be afraid of them! If you find out cures also for them it would be very interesting and useful to all readers.

  3. ibrahim Monday, July 14, 2008 at 11:40 #

    Good one…i came to know about so many phobias people have….

  4. Sheik Moin Monday, July 14, 2008 at 11:53 #

    My brother Mohan, about whom, I have always spoken to innumerable guys for his passions of english and which myself would like to emulate.I cherish and relish the days we spent together.I remember those days after we got separated from schooling and started to meet occasionally in public transport. I still cannot forget the zeal with which he used to converse about our class mates and data bank he had about our friends. Quarter to half an hour journey of public transport with mohan would give all the info abt my school friend & class teachers.This exceptional person who has influence many lives with his intelligence,strong character, will power and social nature is praise worthy

  5. Sarvani Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 05:22 #

    This is an interesting list you complied..

  6. Mishra CS Monday, July 21, 2008 at 13:50 #

    Great! Never knew about it.

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