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
anablepophobia (s) (noun), anablepophobias (pl)
An excessive apprehensiveness of looking up at high places: Generally those who have anablepophobias avoid looking up at the tops of tall buildings in cities and at the tops of mountains while in the country.

Anyone with an anablepophobia can become overwhelmingly uncomfortable and distressful, sometimes having symptoms associated with panic attacks; such as, palpitations, sweating, dizziness, and difficulty in breathing.

androgophobia (s) (noun), androgophobias (pl)
A man who has an anxiety or real concern about being called a male chauvinist just because he has insulted a woman.
androphobia (s) (noun), androphobias (pl)
A repugnance of men that may be a result of unpleasant experiences with them or because of some particular characteristics of males: Those who are afflicted with androphbia will try to avoid situations where such genders are present.
Woman has a dread of the domination of men.
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androphobic (adjective), more androphobic, most androphobic
Describing the hatred of the male gender: The person who has an androphobic attitude usually tries to avoid any conditions that involve men.
anemophobia (s) (noun), anemophobias (pl)
An abnormal terror of strong drafts, winds, cyclones, hurricanes, etc.: There are some who are overwhelmed with anemophobias when the weather changes; such as, when dark clouds appear or at times when they can hear the wind blowing.
anemophobic (s) (noun), anemophobics (pl)
Someone who has an abnormal dread, or fear, of drafts or winds.
anginophobia (s) (noun), anginophobias (pl)
An abnormal or irrational dread of choking or of suffocation: Angina pectoris is not a sharp pain, but rather a sensation of pressure, squeezing, or tightness. It usually starts in the center of the chest under the breastbone (sternum) and radiates to the throat area.

The first time a person has uncomplicated angina pectoris, he may fear that he is having a fatal heart attack. He may become extremely anxious and even have a panic attack that will aggravate his chest pains.

Anglophobia (s) (noun), Anglophobias (pl)
A strong distrust or hatred of England and all things that are English; such as, the English language and things relating to English culture.
ankylophobia (s) (noun), ankylophobias (pl)
A dread that a joint of the elbows or knees will become immobile or so stiff as to cause pain or that it will get stuck in place.
anopheliphobia (s) (noun), anopheliphobias (pl)
A panic or extreme hatred of mosquitoes: There are people who have a special anopheliphobia regarding those mosquitoes that can spread malaria with their bites or when they pierce the skin to get blood.
A mosquito is sucking blood from a victim.

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anopheliphobiac (s) (noun), anopheliphobiacs (pl)
Some people abhor or despise mosquitoes of any kind at any time.
anthophobia (s) (noun), anthophobias (pl)
A strong negative feeling regarding flowers in general, or of a particular flower, or of certain characteristics of some flowers; such as, sizes or textures.
anthropophobia (s) (noun), anthropophobias (pl)
A profound dislike or hatred of people in general: Those who are anthropophobias have such an abhorrence of mankind that it can result in the avoidance of any social relationships with other people or specific individuals.
antlophobia (s) (noun), antlophobias (pl)
An inordinate and excessive fright of floods, especially of drowning in a flood: This antlophobia is just one of many fears of natural disasters that also include hurricanes and tornadoes.

When there are any antlophobias regarding such natural threats that are considered excessive, it is still wise for everyone to take as many precautions as possible that would help them to be safe.

anuptaphobia (s) (noun), anuptaphobias (pl)
1. An excessive anxiety of remaining unmarried or alone: Many people have anuptaphobias about remaining single because they view the world as being populated by couples.

Sometimes those who are anuptaphobias, or are unwedded, don't want to be considered socially different than most of the other people or they don't want to grow old and be alone.

2. Those who are suffering with anuptaphobias have a dread that people will consider them as being rejected by everyone and that no one wants anything to do with any of them.