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- n. An irrational fear or hatred of cats or other felines.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as ælaurophobia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a morbid fear of cats
The correct word for describing hatred of cats is "ailurophobia".
Most of said adjectives are formed off the latin roots -- equine, feline, bovine, etc. (although - phobias are, naturally, formed off the Greek; hence ailurophobia for fear of cats, instead of something like felinophobia, which would mix a Greek suffix on a Latin root -- eek, cringe).
Your friend Chip's ailurophobia acts up every Halloween.
Napoleon, Genghis Khan, and Mussolini all had ailurophobia, a morbid and irrational fear of domestic felines.
Bolsheviks Bolshephobia books bibliophobia bound (being) or tied up merinthophobia bowel movements (painful) defecaloesiophobia brain disease meningitophobia bridges (crossing) gephyrophobia buildings (high) batophobia bullets ballistophobia (see also missiles) bulls taurophobia buried alive (being) taphephobia cancer carcinomophobia cats ailurophobia
And that’s saying a lot considering my ailurophobia and ursaphobia.
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