Definitions

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  • n. A fear of or disdain for laws.

Etymologies

From nomos (“law”) +‎ -phobia. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Rise in nomophobia: fear of being without a phone Two-thirds of people suffer from 'nomophobia' - the fear of being without their phone - according to a new study.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph

  • Up to 53% of mobile phone users, or 13 million Britons, may be afflicted with nomophobia.

    No Mobile Phobia

  • Researchers advise those keen to avoid nomophobia to keep their credit topped up, carry a charger at all times, give family and friends an alternative contact number and carry a pre-paid phonecard to make emergency calls if your mobile is broken, lost or stolen.

    No Mobile Phobia

  • If you said "yes" to any of these signs of nomophobia, the Daily Mail has some suggestions that you can use to ease your pain:

    No Mobile Phobia

  • Andy Kemshall, SecurEnvoy co-founder and chief technology officer, said: The first study into nomophobia, conducted four years ago, revealed that 53 per cent of people suffered from the condition and our study reveals this has now risen to 66 per cent in the UK and shows no sign of abating.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph

  • First identified in 2008, it would appear nomophobia - defined as 'the fear of being out of mobile phone contact' - is increasing with far more admitting to the problem than when a similar poll was conducted four years ago.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph

  • If the answer is yes to both, you are probably suffering from nomophobia and ringxiety.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • Using the cellphones for a prolonged period, 292 persons (67 per cent) developed nomophobia and 280 were suffering from ringxiety.

    The Hindu - Front Page

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  • nomophobia: fear of being without a cell phone (from "no" + "mobile" + phobia)

    March 13, 2013