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Phobia Challenge: U-Z

Welcome back to the last installment of this Phobia Challenge. Yes, it’s ending… today. Thank you for joining me on this interesting journey into Fear Land! Allez!

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Uranophobia – Fear of heaven/sky (EXPLAIN THIS FEAR RIGHT NOW!!)

Urophobia – Fear of urine/urinating


Vaccinophobia – Fear of vaccination

Venustraphobia – Fear of beautiful women

Verbophobia – Fear of words

Verminophobia – Fear of germs

Vestiphobia – Fear of clothing

Vitricophobia – Fear of step-father


Walloonphobia – Fear of Walloons (How? What? WHY? Walloons are beautiful!)

The Walloons are Belgians who live in Wallonia and speak French and Walloon (a type of romance language). *sighs* What’s not to like?

Wiccaphobia – Fear of witches and witchcraft


Xanthophobia – Fear of the color yellow and the word yellow

Xenophobia – Fear of strangers/foreigners

Xerophobia – Fear of dryness/dry places

Xylophobia – Fear of wooden objects and/or forests


Ymophobia – Fear of contrariety or being contrary.


Zelophobia – Fear of jealousy

Zeusophobia – Fear of God/gods

Zoophobia – Fear of animals

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Phobia Challenge: T

Welcome back! 🙂

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Tachophobia – Fear of speed

Taeniophobia/Teniophobia – Fear of tapeworms

Taphephobia – Fear of being buried alive/graves

Tapinophobia – Fear of being contagious

Taurophobia/Bovinophobia – Fear of bulls

Technophobia – Fear of technology (Seeing what this world is coming to in terms of technology, I don’t blame people who have this fear)

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Telephonophobia – Fear of telephones

Testophobia – Fear of taking a test

Teutophobia – Fear of German/German culture

Textophobia – Fear of certain fabrics

Thalassophobia – Fear of the sea

Thanatophobia – Fear of death/dying

Theatrophobia – Fear of theaters

Thermophobia – Fear of heat

Tomophobia – Fear of surgical operations

Tonitrophobia – Fear of thunder

Toxophobia – Fear of poison/accidentally being poisoned

Traumatophobia – Fear of injury

Tremophobia – Fear of trembling

Trichopathophobia – Fear of hair

Triskaidekaphobia – Fear of the number 13

Trypanophobia – Fear of injections

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Phobia Challenge: S

A few more letters and it’s over!

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Samhainophobia – Fear of Halloween

Satanophobia – Fear of satan

Scabiophobia – Fear of scabies

Scelerophobia – Fear of criminals

Sciophobia – Fear of shadows

Scoleciphobia – Fear of worms (esp. parasitic worms)

Scolionophobia – Fear of school

Scopophobia/Scoptophobia – Fear of being seen or stared at

Scotophobia – Fear of darkness

Scriptophobia – Fear of writing in public

Selaphobia – Fear of light flashes

Selenophobia – Fear of the moon/darkness on a moonless night

Sesquipedalophobia – Fear of long words

Sexophobia – Fear of the opposite sex

Siderophobia – Fear of stars

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Look at the stars. Look how they shine for you…

Sinophobia – Fear of Chinese/Chinese culture

Sitiophobia – Fear of food/eating

Soceraphobia – Fear of parents-in-law

Social Phobia – Fear of society/people

Somniphobia – Fear of sleep

Sophophobia – Fear of learning

Soteriophobia – Fear of dependence on others

Spacephobia – Fear of outer space

Spectrophobia – Fear of specters/ghosts

Spheksophobia – Fear of wasps

Stigiophobia/Stygiophobia – Fear of hell

Suriphobia – Fear of mice

Symbolophobia – Fear of symbolism

Syngenesophobia – Fear of relatives

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Phobia Challenge: P

A few more letters and we can call this a day! Heads up: th

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Pagophobia – Fear of ice or frost

Panophobia/Pantophobia – Fear of everything

Panthophobia – Fear of suffering and disease

Papaphobia – Fear of the Pope/papacy

Papyrophobia – Fear of paper

Paralipophobia – Fear of neglecting duty/responsibility

Paraskavedekatriaphobia – Fear of Friday the 13th

Pathophobia – Fear of disease

Patroiophobia – Fear of heredity

Peccatophobia – Fear of sinning/wrongdoing

Pediculophobia – Fear of lice

Pediophobia – Fear of dolls

Peladophobia – Fear of bald people 

Peniaphobia – Fear of poverty

Phagophobia – Fear of swallowing or eating or being eaten

Phalacrophobia – Fear of becoming bald

Pharmacophobia – Fear of taking medicine/drugs

Phasmophobia – Fear of ghost

Phengophobia – Fear of daylight/sunshine

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Philemaphobia – Fear of kissing

Philophobia – Fear of falling in love/being in love

Phobophobia – Fear of phobias (The mother of all phobias!)

Phonophobia – Fear of loud noises/voices or one’s own voice 

Photoaugliaphobia – Fear of glaring lights

Photophobia – This term is not an actual fear, but a sensitivity to light.

Phronemophobia – Fear of thinking

Placophobia – Fear of tombstones

Plutophobia – Fear of wealth

Pluviophobia – Fear of rain/being rained on

Pneumatiphobia – Fear of spirits

Pocrescophobia – Fear of gaining weight

Pogonophobia – Fear of beards

Politicophobia – Fear of politics/politicians

Ponophobia – Fear of pain/fatigue from overworking

Porphyrophobia – Fear of the color purple

Potamophobia – Fear of rivers/running water

Potophobia – Fear of alcohol/becoming an alcoholic

Prosophobia – Fear of progress

Psellismophobia – Fear of stuttering

Psychrophobia – Fear of cold (esp. of cold water)

Pteromerhanophobia – Fear of flying

Pteronophobia – Fear of being tickled by feathers

Pupaphobia – Fear of puppets

Pyrexiophobia – Fear of fever

Pyrophobia – Fear of fire

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Phobia Challenge: O

Here we go again. 🙂

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Obesophobia – Fear of gaining weight

Ochlophobia – Fear of crowds or mobs

Ochophobia/Amaxophobia– Fear of riding in vehicles

Octophobia – Fear of the number 8

Odontophobia/Dentophobia – Fear of teeth or dental surgery

Oenophobia – Fear of wines

Oikophobia – Fear of home surroundings, houses, or being in a house

Olfactophobia – Fear of smells

Ombrophobia – Fear of rain or being rained on

Ommatophobia/Ommetaphobia – Fear of eyes/eye care

Oneirophobia – Fear of dreams

Onomatophobia – Fear of hearing a certain word or names because of their meaning

Ophidiophobia – Fear of snakes

Ophthalmophobia/Scopophobia/Scoptophobia – Fear of being stared at

Optophobia – Fear of opening one’s eyes

Ornithophobia – Fear of birds

Orthophobia – Fear of propriety or correct behavior

Osmophobia/Olfactophobia – Fear of smells/odors

Ostraconophobia – Fear of shellfish

Ouranophobia – Fear of heaven or the sky

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Phobia Challenge: N

It’s Friday and you know what time it is. 🙂

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Nebulaphobia – Fear of fog/clouds

Necrophobia – Fear of death/dead bodies

Nelophobia/Hyelophobia – Fear of glass

Neophobia – Fear of new things (not willing to break from routine)

Nephophobia – Fear of clouds

Noctiphobia – Fear of the night/darkness

Nomatophobia – Fear of names (This phobia is also related to Onomatophobia)

Nosemaphobia – Fear of becoming ill

Nosocomephobia – Fear of hospitals

Nosophobia – Fear of contracting a disease (HIV, cancer, heart diseases etc.)

Nostophobia – Fear of returning home

Novercaphobia – Fear of your step-mother

Nucleomituphobia – Fear of nuclear weapons

Numerophobia/Arithmophobia – Fear of numbers (I thought this was fear was known as Mathematics, though. 😉)

Nyctohylophobia – Fear of dark wooded areas/forests at nights

Nyctophobia – Fear of the dark/night

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Phobia Challenge: M

Today’s letter is ‘M’ and boy, is the list lengthy! 

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Macrophobia – Fear of long waits

Mageirocophobia – Fear of cooking

Maniaphobia – Fear of insanity/becoming insane

Mastigophobia – Fear of punishment

Mechanophobia – Fear of machines

Megalophobia – Fear of large objects

Melanophobia – Fear of the color black

Melissophobia – Fear of bees

Melophobia – Fear of music

Meningitophobia – Fear of brain disease

Metrophobia – Fear of hatred of poetry

Metallophobia – Fear of metal objects

Metathesiophobia – Fear of changes

Methyphobia – Fear of alcohol

Microphobia – Fear of small things

Misophobia – Fear of being contaminated with dirt/germs

Mnemophobia – Fear of memories

Monophobia – Fear of being alone/solitude

Motorphobia – Fear of automobiles

Mottophobia – Fear of moths

Murophobia/Musophobia – Fear of mice

Myctophobia – Fear of darkness

Myrmecophobia – Fear of ants

Mythophobia – Fear of myths/accusations/false statements

Myxophobia – Fear of slime

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Phobia Challenge: L

It’s Friday and you know what time it is. New phobia list! ^^

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Lachanopobia – Fear of vegetables

Laliophobia/Lalophobia – Fear of speaking

Leukophobia – Fear of white

Levophobia – Fear of objects to the left side of the body

Ligyrophobia/Phonophobia/Sonophobia – Fear of loud noises

Lilapsophobia – Fear of tornados and hurricanes

Limnophobia – Fear of lakes

Liticaphobia – Fear of lawsuits

Lockiophobia/Maieusiophobia/Parturiphobia/Tocophobia/Tokophobia – Fear of bearing a deformed child or fear of deformed people

Logizomechanophobia – Fear of computers

Logophobia – Fear of words

Lutraphobia – Fear of otters

Lygophobia – Fear of darkness

Lyssophobia – Fear of rabies or of becoming mad