phobophobia


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phobophobia

1. an abnormal fear of being af raid; a fear of fear itself.
2. a fear of phobias.
See also: Fear
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Noun1.phobophobia - a morbid fear of developing a phobia
simple phobia - any phobia (other than agoraphobia) associated with relatively simple well-defined stimuli
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Phobophobie
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Phobophobia: If you are constantly bombarded with thoughts of having a phobia, you are suffering from one.
A troubled woman crippled by the rare phobophobia (the fear of fear) bravely performs a little immersion therapy on herself by revisiting the terrifying spot where her mother was murdered years before, eventually coming face to face with her murderer, all the while comforted by her beloved therapeutic service-muskrat, Mr.
Many of us suffer from irrational persistent terrors, ranging from the common arachnophobia - fear of spiders - to phobophobia, a fear of phobias themselves.