nyctophobia


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nyc·to·pho·bi·a

 (nĭk′tə-fō′bē-ə)
n.
An abnormal fear of the night or darkness. Also called scotophobia.

[Greek nux, nukt-, night; see nyctalopia + -phobia.]
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nyctophobia

(ˌnɪktəʊˈfəʊbɪə)
n
(Psychiatry) psychiatry an abnormal dread of night or darkness
[nyct-, from Greek nukt-, nux night + -phobia]
ˌnyctoˈphobic adj
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nyctophobia

an abnormal fear of darkness or night.
See also: Darkness
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nyctophobia - a morbid fear of night or darkness
simple phobia - any phobia (other than agoraphobia) associated with relatively simple well-defined stimuli
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Translations
Nyktophobie
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'Phasmophobia' is the fear of ghosts, 'wiccaphobia' is the fear of witchcraft and 'nyctophobia' is the fear of darkness.
Also, there is a third list that contains our phobias from claustrophobia (morbid dread of close spaces) to agoraphobia (morbid dread of open spaces), from aquaphobia (morbid dread of water) to pyrophobia (morbid dread of fire) and from astraphobia (morbid dread of lighting) to nyctophobia (morbid dread of darkness).
Some children with nyctophobia or intense fear of the dark may have coping mechanisms to overcome their fear.
He reports nyctophobia and negative content of thinking (L sometimes thinks about death, but his thoughts are not ruminatory or suicidal in nature, he learned that he has "a vessel in the brain that may burst").
For example, when she was ten years old, she was seriously ill with pneumonia and in order for her to receive the best care, she was sent to a sanatorium far away from home where she had to sleep alone for a whole year, experiencing nyctophobia (fear of the dark) and witnessed many people pass away around her because of pneumonia.