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- n. the fear of everything
- n. a condition of groundless fears
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, a morbid fear of everything.
- n. Same as hydrophobia.
'Agoraphobia' is the fear of crossing an open space, 'batophobia' is the fear that high things will fall, 'siderophobia' is the fear of thunder and lightning, 'pathophobia' is the fear of disease, whilst 'pantophobia' is the fear of everything and everybody.
And here, listen to this, 'batophobia, the fear that high things will fall, atrophobia, fear of thunder and lightning, pantophobia, the fear of every thing and every one' ....
- Panophobia (pantophobia) is the fear of everything.
Usage: Once his pantophobia started acting up, Willy found it necessary to cancel the lecture he was scheduled to give on Friday the 13th entitled: "The Care and Feeding of Your Black Cat."
Things could be worse: count your blessings that you are not a victim of pantophobia -- the morbid dread of everything.
(1876-1941): author of short stories and novels, pantophobia