felinophobia, gatophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
An abnormal fear or hatred of felids: Steven's felinophobia
sometimes handicaps him and he is unable to go outside his home for fear of encountering any kind of cat.
Shirley had gatophobia and was quite afraid to go to the neighbors to visit because their cat always wanted to jump up on her lap and be petted.
The scenes shown here represent an actual attack by a cat on a postal-delivery woman in Germany whenever she tried to deliver the mail. According to a German TV presentation, the cat would attack the postal-woman when she tried to deliver mail to the house. Did the cat resent an invasion of its territory or did it simply have an abnormal hatred of uniforms?
Whatever the reason for the feline's behavior, its owner had to pick up his mail at a neighborhood bar because he refused to restrict the freedom of his cat to come and go whenever it desired.
feminophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
An abnormal or intense fear of women: Because of his childhood memories regarding his mother, Timothy developed a feminophobia because of her terrible, irrational, and unpredictive behaviour and he thought that all females were like her.
femiphobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
An irrational fear, or obsession, that a man has of being considered feminine or of being accused of displaying the characteristics of a woman: Being quite affected with femiphobia, Jack always wanted to have real male-attributes, and never to be confused with any female traits, so he had very short hair, wore a beard and a mustache, and talked in a very low voice.
, more femiphobic, most femiphobic
Relating to a man's anxiety of being like a woman in some way: Doug, who was a femiphobic, was quite concerned about showing his masculinity by building up his muscles in the fitness studio, wearing a beard, showing his dominance, and controlling others, especially those in his family.
formiphobia (s) (noun)
, formiphobias (pl)
A morbid fear of ants: After having such bad experiences of being bitten, Jessie seemed to have develop a formiphobia and always avoided anyplace where she saw such social insects living in organised communities or colonies.
Francophobia, Gallophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
A phenomenon displaying a strong dislike or hatred of France or things which are French: Not only does Francophobia relate to France in general, but also to the French people, the French language, the French customs, the French mentality, etc.
A dread and anxiety of not remembering a password: Jane was often told by her friends not to forget the word or phase she created to enter her accounts, and because she was so terribly afraid of losing them, she developed a friendorphobia, and hid all of her secret terms and keywords in places no one knew about!
frigophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
An extreme anxiety of being cold or freezing: People who are afflicted with frigophobia put on layers of very warm clothing and even blankets, regardless of the temperature indicated at the place where they are.
fumimania, fumimaniac; fumiphobia, fumiphobiac: created by John G. Robertson
The terms, capnomania, fumimania
are all coined terms that mean "obsessive or uncontrollable desires or habits of smoking one or more tobacco products" (especially cigarettes, but they may include cigars, pipes, etc.) all of which also can be defined as "tobacco addictions".
They were coined by John G. Robertson in 2002 for his book: An Excess of Phobias and Manias, published in 2003, because they were unavailable in any dictionaries or other known sources to express these conditions.
The terms capno- comes from Greek and fumi- comes from Latin; both of which refer to various kinds of "smoke" or "fumes".
See the pages at this Capnomania-Fumimania, Part 1 for the poem, "The Ballad of Salvation Bill" and other pages about the problems of smoking from the past to the present.
You may see similar words (capnomania, capnomaniac, capnophobia, capnophobiac) which were also created by John Robertson at this capno- unit of words.
fumiphobia (s) (noun)
, fumiphobias (pl)
An intense hatred of smoking or having anyone around who is polluting the air in the immediate vicinity with tobacco smoke: Being afflicted with a fumiphobia
, Mrs. Clean didn't allow her friends or acquaintances to enter her house if they were puffing on cigarettes, cigars, or pipes, and she didn't go to any restaurants or cafés where this was allowed.
See the pages at this Capnophobia-Fumiphobia, Part 1 for pages about the smoking problems in our global societies.
fumiphobiac (s) (noun)
, fumiphobiacs (pl)
A person who has a hatred or fear of being around others who smoke tobacco products: Mr. Straight, a fumiphobiac
, couldn't stand individuals who polluted the air with using cigarettes, cigars, or pipes, etc., and thought that they could not control themselves and had no regard for others.
galeophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
1. An intense dread of cats, including polecats, skunks, and weasels: Katherine's galeophobia
was extreme because she was afraid to even walk in the garden for fear of seeing or hearing a cat there.
2. An abnormally persistent horror of sharks: Those who have galeophobia
experience anxiety even though they may be safe on a boat, on a ship, or on a beach.
3. Etymology: derived from the Greek words galeos
, "shark with markings resembling those on a weasel" and phobos
"Galeophobia is also used as an alternate term for a "fear of cats", because the Greek word galeos is derived from galee, a Greek element meaning "polecat" and "weasel".
gametophobia, gamophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
An exaggerated fear of marriage: After experiencing his parents divorce and all the conflicts involved before and afterwards, Roy, having gametophobia, decided that he never wanted to agree to wedlock or matrimony, but he did have a lot of friends.
gelophobia, geliophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
An abnormal repulsion of laughter or being around people who laugh: Sam, being so serious and suffering from gelophobia ever since he was a child, didn't understand or like anybody chuckling or giggling about things, thinking they were much too silly or that they were making jokes about him.
gelotophobia (s) (noun)
, gelotophobias (pl)
An abnormal fear of being laughed at: Greg couldn't remember the time when he developed a gelotophobia, which described his intense disgust of being joked about or of being ridiculed, and he was even quite worried thinking the others were giggling about him behind his back.