thanatophobia


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thanatophobia

(ˌθænətəˈfəʊbɪə)
n
(Psychology) an abnormal fear of death

thanatophobia

necrophobia, def. 1.
See also: Corpses
necrophobia.
See also: Death
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thanatophobia - a morbid fear of death
simple phobia - any phobia (other than agoraphobia) associated with relatively simple well-defined stimuli
Translations
Thanatophobie
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However, without shared knowledge and communication, DeLillo's characters cannot transcend their personal and environmental predicaments in the midst of complete destruction; they are rendered vulnerable to the forces of mass media, marketing, thanatophobia and, worst of all, "The Airborne Toxic Event." Like the project for enlightenment, DeLillo's characters thwart the means for survival they seek to maintain.
'I don't believe in God, but I miss Him' goes the opening sentence of Julian Barnes's Nothing To Be Frightened Of (2008), his part-memoir, part-disquisition on thanatophobia. (1) Barnes's line might provide a fitting epigraph, even a 'fitting tribute', to Terry Sturm's recent biography of Allen Curnow and / or to the new collected edition of his poems edited by Elizabeth Caffin and Sturm.
According to Ghaly, research is currently being conducted to dig into Islamic literature that includes an entire genre for the issue of thanatophobia and produce useful additions to the medical context in addressing the issue of death-anxiety through solutions rooted in Islam.