Alphabetical List of Phobias


Abuse: sexual – Contreltophobia
Accidents – Dystychiphobia
Air – Anemophobia
Air swallowing – Aerophobia
Airborne noxious substances – Aerophobia
Airsickness – Aeronausiphobia
Alcohol – Methyphobia or Potophobia
Alone, being – Autophobia or Monophobia
Alone, being or solitude – Isolophobia
Amnesia – Amnesiphobia
Anger – Cholerophobia
Angina – Anginophobia
Animals – Zoophobia
Animals, skins of or fur – Doraphobia
Animals, wild – Agrizoophobia
Ants – Myrmecophobia
Anything new – Neophobia
Asymmetrical things – Asymmetriphobia
Atomic Explosions – Atomosophobia
Automobile, being in a moving – Ochophobia
Automobiles- Motorphobia


Bacteria – Bacteriophobia
Bald people – Peladophobia
Bald, becoming – Phalacrophobia
Bathing – Ablutophobia
Beards – Pogonophobia
Beaten by a rod or instrument of punishment, or of being severely criticized – Rhabdophobia
Beautiful women – Caligynephobia
Beds or going to bed – Clinophobia
Bees – Apiphobia or Melissophobia
Bicycles – Cyclophobia
Birds – Ornithophobia
Black – Melanophobia
Blindness in a visual field – Scotomaphobia
Blood – Hemophobia, Hemaphobia or Hematophobia
Blushing or the color red – Erythrophobia, Erytophobia or Ereuthophobia
Body odors – Osmophobia or Osphresiophobia
Body, things to the left side of the body – Levophobia
Body, things to the right side of the body – Dextrophobia
Bogeyman or bogies – Bogyphobia
Bolsheviks – Bolshephobia
Books – Bibliophobia
Bound or tied up – Merinthophobia
Bowel movements: painful – Defecaloesiophobia
Brain disease – Meningitophobia
Bridges or of crossing them – Gephyrophobia
Buildings: being close to high buildings – Batophobia
Bullets – Ballistophobia
Bulls – Taurophobia
Bums or beggars – Hobophobia
Burglars, or being harmed by wicked persons – Scelerophobia
Buried alive, being or cemeteries – Taphephobia or Taphophobia


Cancer – Cancerophobia, Carcinophobia
Car or vehicle, riding in – Amaxophobia
Cats – Aclurophobia, Ailurophobia, Elurophobia, Felinophobia, Galeophobia, or Gatophobia
Celestial spaces – Astrophobia
Cemeteries – Coimetrophobia
Cemeteries or being buried alive – Taphephobia or Taphophobia
Ceremonies, religious – Teleophobia
Changes, making; moving – Tropophobia or Metathesiophobia
Chickens – Alektorophobia
Child, bearing a deformed; deformed people – Teratophobia
Childbirth – Maleusiophobia, Tocophobia, Parturiphobia, or Lockiophobia
Children – Pedophobia
Chinese or Chinese culture – Sinophobia
Chins – Geniophobia
Choking or being smothered – Pnigophobia or Pnigerophobia
Choking – Anginophobia
Cholera – Chorophobia
Church – Ecclesiophobia
Clocks – Chronomentrophobia
Clocks or time – Chronophobia
Clothing – Vestiphobia
Clouds – Nephophobia
Clowns – Coulrophobia
Coitus – Coitophobia
Cold or cold things – Frigophobia
Cold: extreme, ice or frost – Cryophobia
Cold – Cheimaphobia, Cheimatophobia, Psychrophobia or Psychropophobia
Color purple – Porphyrophobia
Color red or blushing – Erythrophobia, Erytophobia or Ereuthophobia
Color yellow – Xanthophobia
Color white – Leukophobia
Colors – Chromophobia or Chromatophobia
Comets – Cometophobia
Computers or working on computers – Cyberphobia
Confined spaces – Claustrophobia
Constipation – Coprastasophobia
Contamination, dirt or infection – Molysmophobia or Molysomophobia
Contamination with dirt or germs – Misophobia or Mysophobia
Cooking – Mageirocophobia
Corpses – Necrophobia
Cosmic Phenomenon – Kosmikophobia
Creepy, crawly things – Herpetophobia
Criticized severely, or beaten by rod or instrument of punishment – Rhabdophobia
Criticism – Enissophobia
Crosses or the crucifix – Staurophobia
Crossing streets – Agyrophobia or Dromophobia
Crowded public places like markets – Agoraphobia
Crowds or mobs – Enochlophobia, Demophobia or Ochlophobia
Crucifix, the or crosses – Staurophobia
Crystals or glass – Crystallohobia


Dampness, moisture or liquids – Hygrophobia
Dancing – Chorophobia
Dark or night – Nyctophobia
Dark place, being in – Lygophobia
Darkness – Achluophobia or Myctophobia, or Scotophobia
Dawn or daylight – Eosophobia
Daylight or sunshine – Phengophobia
Death or dying – Thanatophobia
Death or dead things – Necrophobia
Decaying matter – Seplophobia
Decisions: making decisions – Decidophobia
Defeat – Kakorrhaphiophobia
Deformed people or bearing a deformed child – Teratophobia
Deformity or unattractive body image – Dysmorphophobia
Demons – Demonophobia or Daemonophobia
Dental surgery – Odontophobia
Dentists – Dentophobia
Dependence on others – Soteriophobia
Depth – Bathophobia
Diabetes – Diabetophobia
Dining or dinner conservations – Delpnophobia
Dirt, contamination or infection – Molysmophobia or Molysomophobia
Dirt or germs, being contaminated with – Misophobia or mysophobia
Dirt or filth – Rhypophobia or Rupophobia
Dirty, being dirty or personal filth – Automysophobia
Disease – Nosophobia, Nosemaphobia or Pathophobia
Disease and suffering – Panthophobia
Disease, a definite – Monopathophobia
Disease, brain – Meningitophobia
Disease: kidney – Albuminurophobia
Disease, rectal – Rectophobia
Dizziness or vertigo when looking down – Illyngophobia
Dizziness or whirlpools – Dinophobia
Doctor, going to the – Iatrophobia
Doctrine, challeges to or radical deviation from official – Heresyphobia or Hereiophobia
Dogs or rabies – Cynophobia
Dolls – Pediophobia
Double vision – Diplophobia
Drafts – Aerophobia or Anemophobia
Dreams, wet – Oneirogmophobia
Dreams – Oneirophobia
Drinking – Dipsophobia
Drugs, new – Neopharmaphobia
Drugs or taking medicine – Pharmacophobia
Dryness- Xerophobia
Dust- Amathophobia or Koniophobia
Duty or responsibility, neglecting – Paralipophobia
Dying or death – Thanatophobia


Eating or swallowing – Phagophobia
Eating or food – Sitophobia or Sitiophobia
Eating or swallowing or of being eaten – Phagophobia
Eight, the number – Octophobia
Electricity – Electrophobia
Englishness – Anglophobia
Erect penis – Medorthophobia
Erection, losing an – Medomalacuphobia
Everything – Panophobia, Panphobia, Pamphobia, or Pantophobia
Eyes – Ommetaphobia or Ommatophobia
Eyes, opening one’s – Optophobia


Fabrics, certain – Textophobia
Failure – Atychiphobia or Kakorrhaphiophobia
Fainting – Asthenophobia
Fatigue – Kopophobia
Fearful situations: being preferred by a phobic – Counterphobia
Feathers or being tickled by feathers – Pteronophobia
Fecal matter, feces – Coprophobia or Scatophobia
Female genitals – Kolpophobia
Female genitalia – Eurotophobia
Fever – Febriphobia, Fibriphobia, Fidriophobia or Pyrexiophobia
Filth or dirt – Rhypophobia
Fire – Arsonphobia or Pyrophobia
Firearms – Hoplophobia
Fish – Ichthyophobia
Flogging or punishment – Mastigophobia
Floods – Antlophobia
Flowers – Anthrophobia or Anthophobia
Flutes – Aulophobia
Flying – Aviophobia or Aviatophobia or Pteromerhanophobia
Fog – Homichlophobia or Nebulaphobia
Food or eating – Sitophobia or Sitiophobia
Food – Cibophobia
Foreigners or strangers – Xenophobia
Forests or wooden objects – Xylophobia
Forests – Hylophobia
Forests, dark wooded area, of at night – Nyctohylophobia
Forgetting or being forgotten – Athazagoraphobia
France or French culture – Francophobia, Gallophobia or Galiphobia
Freedom – Eleutherophobia
Friday the 13th – Paraskavedekatriaphobia
Frogs – Batrachophobia
Frost, ice or extreme cold – Cryophobia
Frost or ice – Pagophobia
Functioning or work: surgeon’s fear of operating – Ergasiophobia
Fur or skins of animals – Doraphobia


Gaiety – Cherophobia
Garlic – Alliumphobia
Genitals, particularly female – Kolpophobia
Genitalia, female – Eurotophobia
Germans or German culture – Germanophobia or Teutophobia
Germs or dirt, being contaminated with – Misophobia or mysophobia
Germs – Verminophobia
Ghosts or specters – Spectrophobia
Ghosts – Phasmophobia
Girls, young or virgins – Parthenophobia
Glass or crystals – Crystallophobia
Glass – Hyelophobia, Hyalophobia or Nelophobia
Gloomy place, being in – Lygophobia
God or gods – Zeusophobia
Gods or religion – Theophobia
Gold – Aurophobia
Good news, hearing good news – Euphobia
Gravity – Barophobia
Greek or Greek culture – Hellophobia
Greek terms – Hellenologophobia


Hair – Chaetophobia, Trichopathophobia, Trichophobia, or Hypertrichophobia
Halloween – Samhainophobia
Handwriting – Graphophobia
Harmed by wicked persons; bad men or burglars – Scelerophobia
Heart – Cardiophobia
Heat – Thermophobia
Heaven – Ouranophobia or Uranophobia
Heights – Acrophobia, Altophobia, Batophobia, Hypsiphobia or Hyposophobia
Hell – Hadephobia, Stygiophobia or Stigiophobia
Heredity – Patroiophobia
Holy things – Hagiophobia
Home – Ecophobia
Home surroundings or a house – Oikophobia
Home, returning – Nostophobia
Home surroundings – Eicophobia
Homosexuality or of becoming homosexual – Homophobia
Horses – Equinophobia or Hippophobia
Hospitals – Nosocomephobia
House or home surroundings – Oikophobia
Houses or being in a house – Domatophobia
Hurricanes and tornadoes – Lilapsophobia
Hypnotized, being or of sleep – Hypnophobia


Ice or frost – Pagophobia
Ice, frost or extreme cold – Cryophobia
Ideas – Ideophobia
Ignored, being – Athazagoraphobia
Imperfection – Atelophobia
Inability to stand – Basiphobia or Basophobia
Infection, contamination or dirt – Molysmophobia or Molysomophobia
Infinity – Apeirophobia
Injections – Trypanophobia
Injury – Traumatophobia
Insanity, dealing with – Lyssophobia
Insanity – Dementophobia or Maniaphobia
Insects – Acarophobia or Entomophobia or Insectophobia
Insects that eat wood – Isopterophobia
Insects that cause itching – Acarophobia
Itching – Acarophobia


Japanese or Japanese culture – Japanophobia
Jealousy – Zelophobia
Jews – Judeophobia
Joint immobility – Ankylophobia
Jumping from high and low places – Catapedaphobia
Justice – Dikephobia


Kidney disease – Albuminurophobia
Kissing – Philemaphobia or Philematophobia
Knees – Genuphobia
Knowledge – Gnosiophobia or Epistemophobia


Lakes – Limnophobia
Large things – Megalophobia
Laughter – Geliophobia
Lawsuits – Liticaphobia
Learning – Sophophobia
Left-handed; objects at the left side of the body – Sinistrophobia
Leprosy – Leprophobia or Lepraphobia
Lice – Pediculophobia or Phthiriophobia
Light – Photophobia
Light flashes – Selaphobia
Lightning and thunder – Brontophobia or Karaunophobia
Lights, glaring – Photoaugliaphobia Liquids, dampness or moisture – Hygrophobia
Locked in an enclosed place – Cleithrophobia, Cleisiophobia, or Clithrophobia
Lockjaw or tetanus – Tetanophobia
Loneliness or of being oneself – Eremophobia or Eremiphobia
Looking up – Anablephobia or Anablepophobia
Loud noises – Ligyrophobia
Love, sexual love – Erotophobia
Love play – Malaxophobia or Sarmassophobia
Love, falling or being in – Philophobia


Machines – Mechanophobia
Mad, becoming – Lyssophobia
Many things – Polyphobia
Marriage – Gamophobia
Materialism – Hylephobia
Matter, decaying – Seplophobia
Meat – Carnophobia
Medicine, taking; or drugs – Pharmacophobia
Medicines, mercurial – Hydrargyophobia
Memories- Mnemophobia
Men, bad or burglars or being harmed by wicked persons – Scelerophobia
Men – Androphobia or Arrhenphobia or Hominophobia
Menstruation – Menophobia
Mercurial medicines – Hydrargyophobia
Metal – Metallophobia
Meteors – Meteorophobia
Mice – Musophobia, Murophobia or Suriphobia
Microbes – Bacillophobia or Microbiophobia
Mind – Psychophobia
Mirrors or seeing oneself in a mirror – Eisoptrophobia
Mirrors – Catoptrophobia
Missles – Ballistophobia
Mobs or crowds – Demophobia, Enochlophobia or Ochlophobia
Moisture, dampness or liquids – Hygrophobia
Money – Chrometophobia or Chrematophobia
Moon – Selenophobia
Mother-in-law – Pentheraphobia
Moths – Mottephobia
Motion or movement – Kinetophobia or Kinesophobia
Moving or making changes – Tropophobia
Moving automobile or vehicle, being in – Ochophobia
Muscular incoordination (Ataxia) – Ataxiophobia Mushrooms – Mycophobia
Music – Melophobia
Myths or stories or false statements – Mythophobia


Names or hearing a certain name – Onomatophobia
Names – Nomatophobia
Narrow things or places – Stenophobia
Narrowness – Anginophobia
Needles – Aichmophobia or Belonephobia
New, anything or novel – Kainophobia, Kainolophobia, Cenophobia, Centophobia, or Neophobia
Newness – Cainophobia, Cenophobia, Centophobia, or Cainotophobia
News: hearing good news – Euphobia
Night or dark – Nyctophobia Night – Noctiphobia
Noise – Acousticophobia
Noises, loud – Ligyrophobia
Noises or voices, speaking aloud, or telephones – Phonophobia
Northern lights – Auroraphobia
Nosebleeds – Epistaxiophobia
Novelty or anything new – Kainophobia or Kainolophobia
Novelty – Cainophobia or Cainotophobia
Nuclear weapons – Nucleomituphobia
Nudity – Gymnophobia or Nudophobia
Number 8 – Octophobia
Number 13 – Triskadekaphobia
Numbers – Arithmophobia or Numerophobia


Objects, small – Tapinophobia
Ocean or sea – Thalassophobia
Odor, personal – Bromidrosiphobia, Bromidrophobia, Osmophobia or Osphresiophobia
Odor, that one has a vile odor – Autodysomophobia
Odors or smells – Olfactophobia
Official doctrine, challeges to or radical deviation from – Heresyphobia or Hereiophobia
Old people – Gerontophobia
Old, growing – Gerascophobia or Gerontophobia
Open spaces – Agoraphobia
Open high places – Aeroacrophobia
Operation, surgical – Tomophobia
Opinions – Allodoxaphobia
Others, dependence on – Soteriophobia
Otters – Lutraphobia
Outer space – Spacephobia


Pain – Algiophobia, Ponophobia, Odynophobia or Odynephobia
Paper – Papyrophobia
Parasites – Parasitophobia
Parents-in-law – Soceraphobia
Peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth – Arachibutyrophobia
Pellagra – Pellagrophobia
Penis, erect – Medorthophobia
Penis, esp erect – Phallophobia
Penis, erect: seeing, thinking about or having – Ithyphallophobia
Penis, losing an erection – Medomalacuphobia
People – Anthropophobia
People in general or society – Sociophobia
People, deformed or bearing a deformed child – Teratophobia
Philosophy – Philsosphobia
Phobias – Phobophobia
Phobic prefering fearful situations – Counterphobia
Pins and needles – Belonephobia
Pins – Enetophobia
Place: locked in an enclosed place – Cleithrophobia, Cleisiophobia, or Clithrophobia
Place, being in a dark or gloomy – Lygophobia
Places, certain – Topophobia
Places, crowded public – Agora[phobia
Places, open high – Aeroacrophobia
Places or things, narrow – Stenophobia
Plants – Botonophobia
Pleasure, feeling – Hedonophobia
Poetry – Metrophobia
Pointed objects – Aichmophobia
Poison – Iophobia
Poisoned, being – Toxiphobia, Toxophobia, or Toxicophobia
Poliomyelitis, contracting – Poliosophobia
Politicians – Politicophobia
Pope – Papaphobia
Poverty – Peniaphobia
Precipices – Cremnophobia
Priests or sacred things – Hierophobia
Progress – Prosophobia
Property – Orthophobia
Prostitutes or venereal disease – Cypridophobia, Cypriphobia, Cyprianophobia, or Cyprinophobia
Punishment or flogging – Mastigophobia
Punishment by a rod or other instrument, or of being severely criticized – Rhabdophobia
Punishment – Poinephobia
Puppets – Pupaphobia
Purple, color – Porphyrophobia


Rabies – Cynophobia, Hydrophobophobia, Hydrophobia, Kynophobia, or Lyssophobia
Radiation or x-rays – Radiophobia
Railroads or train travel – Siderodromophobia
Rain – Ombrophobia or Pluviophobia
Rape – Virginitiphobia
Rat, great mole – Zemmiphobia
Relatives – Syngenesophobia
Religion or gods – Theophobia
Religious ceremonies – Teleophobia
Reptiles – Herpetophobia
Responsibility or duty, neglecting – Paralipophobia
Responsibility – Hypengyophobia or Hypegiaphobia
Ridiculed, being – Catagelophobia or Katagelophobia
Rivers – Potamphobia or Potamophobia
Road travel or travel – Hodophobia
Robbers or being robbed – Harpaxophobia
Rooms, empty – Cenophobia or Centophobia
Rooms – Koinoniphobia
Ruin – Atephobia
Running water – Potamophobia
Russians – Russophobia


Sacred things or priests – Hierophobia
Satan – Satanophobia
Scabies – Scabiophobia
School, going to school – Didaskaleinophobia
School – Scolionophobia
Scientific terminology, complex – Hellenologophobia
Scratches or being scratched – Amychophobia
Sea or ocean – Thalassophobia
Self, seeing oneself in a mirror – Eisoptrophobia
Self, personal odor – Bromidrosiphobia or Bromidrophobia
Self, being alone – Autophobia, Eremophobia, Eremiphobia or Isolophobia
Self, being dirty – Automysophobia
Self, being oneself – Autophobia
Self, being seen or looked at – Scopophobia or Scoptophobia
Self, being touched – Aphenphosmphobia
Self, that one has a vile odor – Autodysomophobia
Semen – Spermatophobia or Spermophobia
Sermons – Homilophobia
Sex – Genophobia
Sex, opposite – Heterophobia or Sexophobia
Sexual abuse – Agraphobia or Contreltophobia
Sexual intercourse – Coitophobia
Sexual love or sexual questions – Erotophobia
Sexual perversion – Paraphobia
Shadows – Sciophobia or Sciaphobia
Shellfish – Ostraconophobia
Shock – Hormephobia
Sin or of having committted an unpardonable sin – Enosiophobia or Enissophobia
Sin – Hamartophobia
Single: staying single – Anuptaphobia
Sinning – Peccatophobia
Sitting down – Kathisophobia
Sitting – Cathisophobia or Thaasophobia
Situations, certain – Topophobia
Skin disease – Dermatosiophobia
Skin lesions – Dermatophobia
Skin of animals, fur- Doraphobia
Sleep – Somniphobia
Sleep or being hypnotized – Hypnophobia
Slime – Blennophobia or Myxophobia
Small things – Microphobia, Mycrophobia or Tapinophobia
Smells or odors – Olfactophobia
Smothered, being or choking – Pnigophobia or Pnigerophobia
Snakes – Ophidiophobia or Snakephobia
Snow – Chionophobia Social (fear of being evaluated negatively in social situations) – Social Phobia
Society or people in general – Anthropophobia or Sociophobia
Solitude – Monophobia
Sounds – Acousticophobia
Sourness – Acerophobia
Space, closed or locked in an enclosed space – Cleithrophobia, Cleisiophobia, Clithrophobia
Space, outer- Spacephobia
Spaces, confined – Claustrophobia
Spaces, empty – Cenophobia, Centophobia or Kenophobia
Spaces, open- Agoraphobia
Speak, trying to- Glossophobia
Speaking – Laliophobia or Lalophobia
Speaking aloud, voices or noises, or telephones – Phonophobia
Speaking in public – Glossophobia
Specters or ghosts – Spectrophobia
Speed – Tachophobia
Spiders – Arachnephobia or Arachnophobia
Spirits – Pneumatiphobia
Stage fright – Topophobia
Stairs or climbing stairs – Climacophobia
Stand, inability to – Basiphobia or Basophobia
Standing upright – Basistasiphobia or Basostasophobia
Standing up – Stasiphobia
Standing up and walking – Stasibasiphobia
Stared at, being – Ophthalmophobia
Stars – Siderophobia or Astrophobia
Statements, false or myths or stories – Mythophobia
Staying single – Anuptaphobia
Stealing – Cleptophobia or Kleptophobia
Step-father – Vitricophobia Step-mother – Novercaphobia
Stings – Cnidophobia or Linonophobia
Stooping – Kyphophobia
Strangers or foreigners – Xenophobia
Streets, crossing streets – Dromophobia
Streets – Agyrophobia
String – Linonophobia
Storm, thunder- Brontophobia
Stuttering – Psellismophobia
Sun or sunlight – Heliophobia
Sunshine or daylight – Phengophobia
Surgical operations – Tomophobia
Swallowing or eating – Phagophobia
Symbolism – Symbolophobia
Syphillis (lues) – Luiphobia or Syphilophobia


Tapeworms – Taeniophobia
Taste – Geumaphobia or Geumophobia
Technology – Technophobia
Teeth – Odontophobia
Termites – Isopterophobia
Tests, taking – Testophobia
Tetanus or lockjaw – Tetanophobia
Theaters – Theatrophobia
Theology – Theologicophobia
Things, many – Polyphobia
Things, large – Megalophobia
Things or places, narrow – Stenophobia
Things, small – Microphobia or Mycrophobia
Thinking – Phronemophobia
Thunder – Ceraunophobia
Thunder and lightning – Astraphobia, Astrapophobia, Brontophobia or Keraunophobia
Toads – Bufonophobia
Tombstones – Placophobia Tornadoes and hurricanes – Lilapsophobia
Touched, being touched – Aphenphosmphobia, Haphephobia or Haptephobia or Chiraptophobia
Trains, railroads or train travel – Siderodromophobia
Travel or road travel – Hodophobia
Trees – Dendrophobia
Trembling – Ttremophobia
Tricinosis – Trichinophobia
Tuberculosis – Phthisiophobia or Tuberculophobia
Tyrants – Tyrannophobia


Ugliness – Cacophobia
Undressing in front of someone – Dishabillophobia
Urine or urinating – Urophobia


Vaccination – Vaccinophobia
Vegetables – Lachanophobia
Venereal disease or prostitutes – Cypridophobia, Cypriphobia, Cyprianophobia, or Cyprinophobia
Ventriloquist’s dummy – Automatonophobia
Vision: double vision – Diplophobia
Voices or noises, speaking aloud or telephones – Phonophobia
Voids or empty spaces – Kenophobia
Vomiting secondary to airsickness – Aeronausiphobia
Vomiting – Emetophobia


Waits, long – Macrophobia
Walking – Ambulophobia, Basistasiphobia or Basostasophobia
Washing – Abultophobia
Wasps – Spheksophobia
Water – Hydrophobia
Waves or wave like motions – Cymophobia or Kymophobia
Wax statues – Automatonophobia
Weakness – Asthenophobia
Wealth – Plutophobia
Weapons, nuclear – Nucleomituphobia
Weight, gaining – Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia
Wind – Ancraophobia or Anemophobia
Wine – Oenophobia
Witches and Witchcraft – Wiccaphobia
Women – Gynephobia or Gynophobia
Wooden objects or forests – Xylophobia
Words – Logophobia or Verbophobia
Words, long- Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia or Sesquipedalophobia
Work – Ergophobia or Ponophobia
Worms – Scoleciphobia
Worms, being infested with – Helminthophobia
Wrinkles, getting – Rhytiphobia
Writing – Graphophobia
Writing in public – Scriptophobia


X-rays or radiation – Radiophobia


Yellow color – Xanthophobia.