from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, arising from, or having a phobia.
- n. One who has a phobia.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Relating to a phobia.
- adj. this sense?) Used to describe a political or cultural view opposed to the norm..... as defined by the observer.
- n. A phobic person.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to a phobia; of the nature of morbid fear.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. suffering from irrational fears
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April 5th, 2005 at 1:24 pm you do know that the term phobic covers any irrational negative reaction to a subject, right?
He added, The old notion that people are carb-phobic is almost history.
Not only that, but to say she's slightly medically phobic is to make light of her discomfort somewhat.
"Personally, I’m a little 'tie-in phobic'," Bendis says.
They experienced what psychiatrists called phobic states, where disabling anxiety showed itself only when they were exposed to a particular situation, whether it be foul weather or a fighter attack.
John Yuan: 'Cause we're kind of phobic about being eaten alive?
Don't be calling us "phobic" unless you want us to start whining that we have been "offended."
I don't like telephones, and in fact, I'm kind of phobic about phone calls.
There are a number of responses to a religion that tend to get the 'phobic' label.
Like the -holic in, say, rageaholic which permits us to separate out or core, constitutive anger as an illness dependent as alcoholism is upon alcohol upon an external quantity, so describing oneself or others as 'phobic' deindividualises the experience of fear at the same time as it limits and shrinks it.