phobo-, phob-, -phobia, -phobias, -phobe, -phobiac, -phobist, -phobic, -phobism, -phobous

(Greek: fear, extreme fear of; morbid, excessive, irrational fear, or terror of something or someone; however, sometimes this Greek element also means a strong dislike, dread, or hatred for something or someone)


For more details about the various phobias, visit this Phobias Introduction page to see Phobia Variations Defined and Explained.

There are only two forces that unite men: fear and self-interest.

—Napoleon Bonparte
lethophobia
An abnormal anxiety of forgetting.
leukophobia
An extreme dread of the color white. For some, paleness may represent ill health or even ghosts to those who fear the supernatural.
levophobia
An excessive horror of objects on the left side of the body.
ligyrophobia
A dread of sharp or loud noises.
lilapsophobia
An exaggerated terror of tornadoes or hurricanes.
limnophobia
An extreme apprehension of marshes, of marshy lakes, or lakes in general.
limophobia
limophobiac
linonophobia
An exaggerated concern regarding string.
lipophobia
An excessive apprehension of being fat.
litigaphobia
An abnormal anxiety about litigation or lawsuits.
logophobia
An abnormal anxiety about words or certain kinds of words or specific words.
Luciferphobia
1. A terror of what is perceived to be Satan and his Satanic powers of evil.
2. A fear of what is believed to be the forces of the Devil or Satan.
luiphobia
An exaggerated horror of having lues, which is a synonym for syphilis. Lues is derived from the Latin word for “infection” or “plague”.
lutraphobia
An abnormal fear of otters.