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acrophobe someone with an abnormal fear of heights.
acrophobia fear of heights.
acrophobic suffering from acrophobia, fear of heights; (noun) one suffering from acrophobia.
aerophobe a person with a fear of flying.
aerophobia fear of flying or draughts.
aerophobic having a morbid fear of draughts or of flying.
agoraphobe one with a morbid fear of open spaces.
agoraphobia a morbid fear of open spaces.
agoraphobic one with a morbid fear of open spaces.
aichmophobia an irrational fear of sharp or pointed objects.
ailourophobe one with a morbid fear of cats.
ailourophobia fear of cats.
ailourophobic having a morbid fear of cats.
ailurophobe a person with a morbid fear of cats.
ailurophobia fear of cats.
ailurophobic having a morbid fear of cats.
algophobia a morbid fear of pain.
anemophobia the fear of wind or draughts.
anglophobe one who hates the English.
anglophobia fear of England or the English.
anglophobiac (Someone) suffering from anglophobia,a fear of England.
anglophobic suffering from anglophobia,a fear of England.
anthropophobia fear of humans.
anthropophobic someone having a fear of humans.
aquaphobe one with a morbid fear of water.
aquaphobia fear of water.
aquaphobic having a morbid fear of water; (noun) someone with a morbid fear of water.
arachnophobe one with a morbid fear of spiders.
arachnophobia fear of spiders.
arachnophobic one with a morbid fear of spiders.
arithmophobia a fear of numbers.
astraphobia a morbid fear of thunder and lightning.
astraphobic suffering from astraphobia, a morbid fear of thunder and lightning.
astrapophobia a morbid fear of thunder and lightning.
astrophobia a morbid fear of thunder and lightning.
astrophobic suffering from astrophobia, a morbid fear of thunder and lightning.
autophobia a morbid fear of solitude.
bathophobia fear of falling from a high place.
batrachophobia fear of frogs and toads.
batrachophobic having a morbid fear of frogs and toads.
bibliophobia fear of books.
cancerophobia fear of cancer.
cancerphobia fear of cancer.
canophobia a morbid fear of dogs.
claustrophobe one with a fear of confined spaces.
claustrophobia fear of closed spaces.
claustrophobic affected with or inclined to claustrophobia.
computerphobe one with a fear of computers.
computerphobia a morbid fear of computers.
computerphobic (Someone) having an irrational fear of computers.
cyberchondria unfounded anxiety concerning the state of one's health brought on by visiting health and medical websites.
cyberchondriac one suffering from cyberchondria.
cyberphobia fear of computers.
cyberphobic suffering from cyberphobia.
cynophobia the morbid fear of dogs.
dromophobia a fear of crossing streets.
dysmorphophobia fear of physical deformities.
dysmorphophobic relating to or affected with dysmorphophobia, the fear that one's body is repulsive.
ecophobia fear of one's home surroundings.
eleutherophobia a morbid fear of freedom.
eleutherophobic suffering from a fear of freedom.
emetophobia the fear of vomiting.
ergophobia a morbid fear of work.
erotophobia fear of sex.
erythrophobia an aversion to the color red; an extreme fear of blushing.
euphobia fear of good news.
francophobe a hater of things French.
francophobia fear of France or the French.
genophobia the morbid fear of sex.
gerontophobe one with a morbid fear of old age.
gerontophobia a fear of old age or of growing old.
graphophobia fear of writing.
gynophobia a morbid fear of women.
gynophobic one who hates women.
heliophobic afflicted with a morbid fear of the sun.
hierophobia a morbid fear of sacred things.
hierophobic (A person) having a fear of sacred things.
hippophobe a hater of horses.
homophobe one who hates people of the same sex.
homophobia fear of homosexuals.
homophobic having a morbid fear of homosexuals.
hydrophobia the morbid fear of water, as in rabies victims.
hydrophobic having a morbid fear of water.
hypsophobe a person suffering from hypsophobia, a fear of falling from high places.
hypsophobia a fear of falling from high places.
kenophobia fear of empty spaces.
lyophobic of a colloid, not readily dispersed.
monophobia an irrational fear of being alone.
monophobic one suffering from monophobia.
mysophobia an irrational fear of dirt.
necrophobe an organism that eats dead matter.
necrophobia a morbid fear of corpses.
necrophobic having a morbid fear of corpses.
negrophobe one with an irrational fear of negroes.
negrophobia fear of blacks.
neophobe one who fears change or novelty.
neophobia fear of novelty.
neophobic hating novelty.
nosophobia an irrational fear of contracting diseases.
nostopathy the morbid fear of returning to familiar places.
nyctophobia an irrational fear of the night or darkness.
nyctophobic suffering from nyctophobia, an irrational fear of the night.
ochlophobia the fear of crowds.
ochlophobiac one who suffers from ochlophobia, a morbid fear of crowds.
ochlophobic having a morbid fear of crowds; (noun) a person who suffers from ochlophobia.
odontophobia the fear of teeth.
ombrophobe a plant thriving only in desert conditions.
ombrophobous of or like an ombrophobe, a plant thriving only in desert conditions.
ophthalmophobia a morbid fear of being stared at.
ornithophobia fear of birds.
panophobia the morbid fear of everything.
pantophobia the morbid fear of everything.
pathophobia fear of disease.
phagophobia fear of eating.
phengophobia fear of daylight.
phobia (Greek) an irrational fear.
phobic relating to phobias; (noun) one suffering from a phobia.
phobism an irrational fear.
phobist one suffering from a phobia.
phonophobia fear of noise or of speaking aloud.
photophobia the morbid fear of light.
photophobic having a fear of the light.
pyrophobia fear of fire.
pyrophobic one having an irrational fear of fires.
satanophobia fear of the devil.
scopophobia fear of being looked at.
scoptophobia fear of being looked at.
sitiophobia a morbid aversion to food.
sitophobia a morbid aversion to food.
symmetrophobia fear of symmetry.
syphilophobia fear of syphilis.
taphephobia the morbid fear of being buried alive.
taphephobic suffering from taphephobia, the morbid fear of being buried alive.
taphophobia the morbid fear of being buried alive.
technofear (Coll.) an irrational fear of technology.
technophobe one with a fear of technology.
technophobia fear of technology.
technophobic one suffering from technophobia.
thanatophobia an abnormal fear of death.
theophobia fear of God.
theophobiac one with an extreme fear of God.
theophobist one with an extreme fear of God.
tocophobia an abnormal fear of giving birth or becoming pregnant.
tokophobia an abnormal fear of giving birth or becoming pregnant.
toxicophobia the morbid fear of poisoning.
toxiphobia the morbid fear of poisoning.
toxiphobiac one who suffers from toxiphobia, fear of poison or being poisoned.
xenophobe one who hates foreigners.
xenophobia fear of foreigners.
xenophobic being afraid of foreigners.
xenophobically (Adv.) XENOPHOBIC, afraid of foreigners.
xenophoby fear of foreigners.
zelophobia an irrational fear of jealousy.
zelophobic suffering from zelophobia; (noun) one who suffers from zelophobia.
zoophobe one with an irrational fear of animals.
zoophobia fear of animals.