Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An abnormal fear of being near an object of great height, such as a skyscraper or mountain.

Etymologies

Greek batos, passable (from bainein, to go; see gwā- in Indo-European roots) + -phobia.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • 'Agoraphobia' is the fear of crossing an open space, 'batophobia' is the fear that high things will fall, 'siderophobia' is the fear of thunder and lightning, 'pathophobia' is the fear of disease, whilst 'pantophobia' is the fear of everything and everybody.

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  • And here, listen to this, 'batophobia, the fear that high things will fall, atrophobia, fear of thunder and lightning, pantophobia, the fear of every thing and every one' ....

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  • 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

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  • JM is able to leap batophobia at a single bound.

    September 12, 2010

  • An abnormal fear of being near an object of great height, such as a skyscraper or mountain.

    May 12, 2008

  • The compound substance Batman releases from his utility belt to confound the Scarecrow.

    March 7, 2007