Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A morbid fear of death.

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  • noun Fear of dying

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  • noun a morbid fear of death

Etymologies

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From thanato- + -phobia.

Examples

  • More of us are petrified of public speaking (glossophobia) than of death (thanatophobia).

    I’m a glossophobic taurophobe « knitnut.net

  • Necrophobia and thanatophobia are allied maladies, one being the fear of dead bodies and the other the fear of death itself.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Necrophobia and thanatophobia are allied maladies, one being the fear of dead bodies and the other the fear of death itself.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • "Usually, fear is experienced when there is a threat to an individual's life, it is directed at the source of perceived or actual danger, while thanatophobia appears regardless of a threat to existence, and its essence is always linked to death."

    Pravda.Ru

  • According to Chausovsky, thanatophobia is spread among residents of metropolises.

    Pravda.Ru

  • "Usually, fear is experienced when there is a threat to an individual's life, it is directed at the source of perceived or actual danger, while thanatophobia appears regardless of a threat to existence, and its essence is always linked to death."

    Pravda.Ru

  • "Everyone is afraid of death, but those suffering from thanatophobia are afraid of the unknown," Ponomaryov explains.

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  • "Everyone is afraid of death, but those suffering from thanatophobia are afraid of the unknown," Ponomaryov explains.

    Pravda.Ru

  • According to Chausovsky, thanatophobia is spread among residents of metropolises.

    Pravda.Ru

  • "Usually, fear is experienced when there is a threat to an individual's life, it is directed at the source of perceived or actual danger, while thanatophobia appears regardless of a threat to existence, and its essence is always linked to death."

    Pravda.Ru

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