from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Morbid fear of being near the edge of a cliff or precipice.


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  • I don't think that being afraid of being on the edge of a cliff qualifies as a phobia. No siree.

    October 28, 2009

  • I would have to agree with dontcry - seems like common sense, or self-preservation to me.

    October 28, 2009

  • This word was chosen as Wordnik word of the day.

    November 11, 2009

  • JM is on the edge of overcoming his cremnophobia.

    January 9, 2010

  • The oracle warns, "Beware the summit!

    Power’s steep edge - step back from it!

    Embrace cremnophobia

    Or else like Zenobia

    Regret your climb while you plummet."

    May 3, 2014