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cleptophobic, kleptophobic, (adjective)
; more cleptophobic, more kleptophobic; most cleptophobic, most kleptophobic
Descriptive of the dread of thieves or of having something stolen: Susan became kleptophobic
after she had been robbed while out shopping.
In many cities around the world, crime is so rampant that many people are justly harpaxophobic or kleptophobic; that is, excessively fearful that their homes will be invaded by thieves. As a result, extreme precautions may be taken to keep unwelcome intruders from invading their homes.
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klept-, klepto-, -kleptic; clepto-, clept-, -clepty, -cleptic
phobo-, phob-, -phobia, -phobias, -phobe, -phobiac, -phobist, -phobic, -phobism, -phobous