from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An abnormal fear of high places.
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- n. Fear of heights.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Morbid fear of great heights.
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- n. a morbid fear of great heights
The presence of Novak in a dual role underscores the basic idea: Vertigo refracted through a cracked prism (acrophobia is further referenced in the jaw-dropping trapeze scene, the climax of both the film and the film-within-the-film).
Achilles tendon acid acid rain acquittal acronym acrophobia
I can't honestly call acrophobia a neurosis; fear of falling is normal and sane.
There is a corresponding fear of high places often noticed, called acrophobia; so that many people dare not trust themselves on high buildings or other eminences.
I also have acrophobia which is the fear of heights
The Episcopal church is for fallen-away Catholics with acrophobia.
Fear of heights is one of the most common phobias (followed by public speaking) with an estimated 3 percent to 5 percent of the population suffering so-called acrophobia.
Compared with participants who scored lowest on an acrophobia test, those most afraid of heights judged the building to be about 10 feet (3 meters) higher at ground level and 40 feet (12 meters) taller from the top of the building.
I would not suggest that someone with acrophobia take this trip unless they stay away from the observation lounge.
I am not afraid of heights, but I suffer from a related condition, a sort of acrophobia-by-proxy, that means I cannot bear to watch my children linger near any kind of precipice, be it balcony, coastal path or pedestrian bridge.