brontophobia


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brontophobia

an abnormal fear of thunder and thunderstorms. Also tonitrophobia.
See also: Thunder
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7: Brontophobia is the fear of umbrellas, dinosaurs or thunderstorms?
Pop Queen Madonna reportedly trembles when she hears a storm brewing because the singer suffers from brontophobia.
But being scared witless by illogical things is clearly no obstacle to success, as Madonna's fear of storms or brontophobia, Hollywood star Drew Barrymore's claustrophobia and actress Christina Ricci's fear of houseplants (not yet named in the phobia files) all testify.