claustrophilia love


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The love of enclosed, tight places.


Based on the Latin claustrum ("a shut in place"), from claudere ("to close") + +‎ -philia. (Wiktionary)


  • But, I also keep coming back because it's one of the only places on the web you can find the word "claustrophilia" used in a coherent sentence.

    Snug as a Bug in a Beautiful Box

  • For me, there is a strong connection, between this kind of claustrophilia, a love of curiousity cabinets and the concept of horror vacui as applied to Victorian design.

    Snug as a Bug in a Beautiful Box

  • That you would group these people along with the Austrians as part of the “free market crowd” only exposes your suffocating intellectual claustrophilia.

    Matthew Yglesias » Macro Rap

  • With little doors you can close if you want to be really snug (there's a thin line between claustrophilia and claustrophobia, though).

    Snug as a Bug in a Beautiful Box

  • An examination of his two laptops showed Williams visited websites on claustrophilia. | Top Stories

  • Sources said the MI6 agent was a fan of claustrophilia - in which people get sexual pleasure from confined spaces. | Top Stories


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