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pho·bi·a

 (fō′bē-ə)
n.
1. A persistent, abnormal, and irrational fear of a specific thing or situation that compels one to avoid it, despite the awareness and reassurance that it is not dangerous.
2. A strong fear, dislike, or aversion.

[From -phobia.]

phobia

(ˈfəʊbɪə)
n
(Psychiatry) psychiatry an abnormal intense and irrational fear of a given situation, organism, or object. Also called: phobism
[C19: from Greek phobos fear]

pho•bi•a

(ˈfoʊ bi ə)

n., pl. -bi•as.
a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a compelling desire to avoid it.
[1780–90; extracted from nouns ending in -phobia]

-phobia

a combining form meaning “dread of,” “phobic aversion toward,” “unreasonable antipathy toward” a given object: agoraphobia; xenophobia.
[< Latin < Greek, =-phob(os) -phobe + -ia -ia]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phobia - an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situationsphobia - an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations; "phobic disorder is a general term for all phobias"
anxiety disorder - a cover term for a variety of mental disorders in which severe anxiety is a salient symptom
agoraphobia - a morbid fear of open spaces (as fear of being caught alone in some public place)
simple phobia - any phobia (other than agoraphobia) associated with relatively simple well-defined stimuli
social phobia - any phobia (other than agoraphobia) associated with situations in which you are subject to criticism by others (as fear of eating in public or public speaking etc)

phobia

noun fear, horror, terror, thing about (informal), obsession, dislike, dread, hatred, loathing, distaste, revulsion, aversion to, repulsion, irrational fear, detestation, overwhelming anxiety about She has a phobia of spiders.
liking, love, passion, fancy, bent, inclination, penchant, fondness, soft spot, partiality

Phobias

PhobiaMeaning
acerophobiasourness
achluophobiadarkness
acrophobiaheights
aerophobiaair
agoraphobiaopen spaces
aichurophobiapoints
ailurophobiacats
akousticophobiasound
algophobiapain
amakaphobiacarriages
amathophobiadust
androphobiamen
anemophobiawind
anginophobianarrowness
antlophobiaflood
anthropophobiaman
apeirophobiainfinity
aquaphobiawater
arachnophobiaspiders
asthenophobiaweakness
astraphobialightning
atephobiaruin
aulophobiaflute
bacilliphobiamicrobes
barophobiagravity
basophobiawalking
batrachophobiareptiles
belonephobianeedles
bibliophobiabooks
brontophobiathunder
cancerophobiacancer
cheimaphobiacold
chionophobiasnow
chrematophobiamoney
chronophobiaduration
chrystallophobiacrystals
claustrophobiaclosed spaces
cnidophobiastings
cometophobiacomets
cromophobiacolour
cyberphobiacomputers
cynophobiadogs
demophobiacrowds
demonophobiademons
dermatophobiaskin
dikephobiajustice
doraphobiafur
eisoptrophobiamirrors
electrophobiaelectricity
entomophobiainsects
eosophobiadawn
eremophobiasolitude
enetephobiapins
ereuthophobiablushing
ergasiophobiawork
genophobiasex
geumaphobiataste
graphophobiawriting
gymnophobianudity
gynophobiawomen
hadephobiahell
haematophobiablood
hamartiophobiasin
haptophobiatouch
harpaxophobiarobbers
hedonophobiapleasure
helminthophobiaworms
hodophobiatravel
homichlophobiafog
homophobiahomosexuals
hormephobiashock
hydrophobiawater
hypegiaphobiaresponsibility
hypnophobiasleep
ideophobiaideas
kakorraphiaphobiafailure
katagelophobiaridicule
kenophobiavoid
kinesophobiamotion
kleptophobiastealing
kopophobiafatigue
kristallophobiaice
laliophobiastuttering
linonophobiastring
logophobiawords
lyssophobiainsanity
maniaphobiainsanity
mastigophobiaflogging
mechanophobiamachinery
metallophobiametals
meteorophobiameteors
misophobiacontamination
monophobiaone thing
musicophobiamusic
musophobiamice
necrophobiacorpses
nelophobiaglass
neophobianewness
nephophobiaclouds
nosophobiadisease
nyctophobianight
ochlophobiacrowds
ochophobiavehicles
odontophobiateeth
oikophobiahome
olfactophobiasmell
ommatophobiaeyes
oneirophobiadreams
ophidiophobiasnakes
ornithophobiabirds
ouranophobiaheaven
panphobiaeverything
pantophobiaeverything
parthenophobiagirls
pathophobiadisease
peniaphobiapoverty
phasmophobiaghosts
phobophobiafears
photophobialight
pnigerophobiasmothering
poinephobiapunishment
polyphobiamany things
potophobiadrink
pteronophobiafeathers
pyrophobiafire
RussophobiaRussia
rypophobiasoiling
SatanophobiaSatan
selaphobiaflesh
siderophobiastars
sitophobiafood
spermaphobiagerms
spermatophobiagerms
stasiphobiastanding
stygiophobiahell
taphephobiabeing buried alive
technophobiatechnology
teratophobiagiving birth to a monster
thaasophobiasitting
thalassophobiasea
thanatophobiadeath
theophobiaGod
thermophobiaheat
tonitrophobiathunder
toxiphobiapoison
tremophobiatrembling
triskaidekaphobiathirteen
xenophobiastrangers or foreigners
zelophobiajealousy
zoophobiaanimals
Translations
خَوْفٌ مَرَضِيّرُهاب، خَوْف
fóbie
fobisygelig angst
fobia
fobija
fóbia
sjúklegur ótti, fælni
恐怖症
공포증
fobija
fobija, baiļu slimība
fóbia
fobija
fobiskräck
ความหวาดกลัว
nối sợ hãi

phobia

[ˈfəʊbɪə] Nfobia f

phobia

[ˈfəʊbiə] nphobie f
a phobia about sth → une phobie de qch
a phobia about snakes → une phobie des serpents
to have a phobia about sth → avoir une phobie de qch
He had a phobia about flying → Il avait une phobie de l'avion.

phobia

nPhobie f; she has a phobia about itsie hat krankhafte Angst davor

phobia

[ˈfəʊbɪə] nfobia
to have a phobia about sth → avere la fobia di qc

phobia

(ˈfəubiə) noun
an intense fear or hatred of something. She has a phobia about birds.

phobia

خَوْفٌ مَرَضِيّ fóbie fobi Phobie φοβία fobia fobia phobie fobija fobia 恐怖症 공포증 fobie fobi fobia fobia фобия fobi ความหวาดกลัว fobi nối sợ hãi 恐惧症

pho·bi·a

n. fobia, temor exagerado e irracional.

phobia

n fobia, temor morboso y obsesivo; — of the dark, — of dogs, etc. fobia a la oscuridad, fobia a los perros, etc.; social — fobia social
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