cyberphobia


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cyberphobia

an abnormal or illogical fear of computers
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cyberphobia

(ˌsaɪbəˈfəʊbɪə)
n
(Psychiatry) an irrational fear of computers
ˌcyberˈphobic adj
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cyberphobia - irrational fear of computers or technology
simple phobia - any phobia (other than agoraphobia) associated with relatively simple well-defined stimuli
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