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)

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

—Napoleon Bonparte
laliophobia
An abnormal fear of talking (and possibly stuttering).

An individual's speech difficulty may be aggravated by situations that arise from anxieties or fears of self-consciousness.

lallophobia
An abnormal fear of speaking, or talking in general.
lalophobia
1. A terror of talking (or of stuttering when trying to talk).
2. An excessive fear of talking or speaking.
A man makes a bad slip of the tongue or lapsus linguae

Larry, this is Fattie; I mean, Hattie!


This picture illustrates a lalophobic who has a good reason to be afraid to say the wrong thing.

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latrophobia (s) (noun), latrophobias (pl)
An intense panic about the possibility of being robbed either at home or in public: "Those who have latrophobias are known to take extreme measures to protect themselves from being robbed; including, multiple locks and other devices on their doors and windows or carrying small amounts of money hidden in their jackets or coats when they go out in public."
lepraphobia, leprophobia
An excessive dread of leprosy.
lesbiophobia
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.