Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Morbid fear of many things: nearly equivalent to pantophobia.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Nelson, once known as Nervous Nellie a sobriquet that, given his first name, the cruelty of children, and the severity of his polyphobia, was probably inevitable, needed at least an hour to complete his preparations for nightfall.

    Fear Itself

  • There’s the fear that bisexuals might push for polyamorous marriages to be legal, and that would hurt the same sex marriage movement I’m not sure if that’s biphoba or polyphobia.

    Biphobia in the GLBT community from a bi man’s point of view

  • Obviously it was related to the entire gestalt of Simon’s polyphobia and compensatory counterphobia.

    Fear Itself

  • NAME ACTUAL FEAR MIGHT BE MISTAKEN FOR bibliophobia books fear of term papers bathophobia depth fear of being clean Gallophobia France, things French fear of California wine crystallophobia glass fear of Gypsies cryophobia ice, frost fear of peeling onions polyphobia many things fear of parrots phonophobia noise, loud talking fear of stereos topophobia places fear of Italian mice aichurophobia points fear of sneezing belonophobia sharp objects fear of cold cuts halophobia speaking fear of angels tacophobia speed fear of Mexican food phagophobia swallowing fear of becoming a sissy haphephobia touching, being touched fear of fractions Hodophobia travel fear of hobbits Parthenophobia young girls fear of Greek temples

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