agoraphobe


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to agoraphobe: agoraphobia

a·gor·a·pho·bi·a

 (ə-gôr′ə-fō′bē-ə, ăg′ər-ə-)
n.
An anxiety disorder characterized by intense fear or anxiety about being in open or public places.

[Greek agorā, marketplace; see ger- in Indo-European roots + -phobia.]

a·gor′a·phobe′ n.
a·gor′a·pho′bi·ac′ (-ăk′) n.
a·gor′a·pho′bic adj. & n.
Usage Note: The traditional pronunciation of agoraphobia places secondary stress on the first syllable (ăg′ər-ə-fō′bē-ə). During the latter part of the 20th century, a variant pronunciation (ə-gôr′ə-fō′bē-ə) with secondary stress on the second syllable became increasingly common even though at first it was met with criticism. In 2001, 66 percent of the Panel preferred the traditional pronunciation. A mere 13 years later, in 2014, that proportion had plummeted to 43 percent. The pronunciation variant has quickly gained acceptance, so much so that the new pronunciation was acceptable to more Panelists (73 percent) than was the traditional pronunciation (67 percent).

agoraphobe

(ˈæɡərəˌfəʊb)
n
a person suffering from agoraphobia
Translations

agoraphobe

[ˈægərəfəʊb] Nagorafóbico/a m/f
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
What it's about: A Brooklyn agoraphobe named Anna Fox spots a new family across the way, but as she gets to know them, she finds out they aren't at all what they seem to be, or even who they seem to be.
Rob, 32, said: "This show made me a particular agoraphobe. I couldn't walk down a street or look anyone in the eye.
For all this guy knows, I could be an agoraphobe with no hands and he's asking me to go out and unscrew things.
"These days it's dangerously easy to cull all your information online, and thus become a default agoraphobe. Yet however I derive it, from books, Google searches, or interviews, I always welcome an idea for a book that gives me an excuse to bone up on a new topic.
Far from being the kind of bedroom philosophe that the media likes to valorize, Jung-Yeon is an agoraphobe and obsessive-compulsive whose room is filled with bags of garbage (recalling Crusoe's hoarding tendency) and whose days are divided between online shopping fantasies and a strict regimen of walking in place.
Stoller, a frequent sitcom guest star and former Seinfeld staff writer, comes off as a cross between Joe Mantegna and Steve Buscemi, his character seeming the quintessential schlub when Vinnie, a kindred agoraphobe and accomplished freeloader, comes to Los Angeles for a visit and stays a short eternity.
best entertainment Eurovision: Your Country Needs You (BBC One Wales, Friday, 8.30pm) IT'S been known to get even the most chronic agoraphobe clawing desperately at the Chubb lock on the front door to escape the prospect of an entire evening's Euro pop cheese.