(EN) – A list of phobias from atelophobia to zelotypophobia | OxfordWords blog

“We define a phobia as ‘an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something’. You are probably aware of the more common phobias, such as arachnophobia (fear of spiders), claustrophobia (fear of enclosed spaces), and agoraphobia (fear of open places), but did you know there are also words which describe the fear of idleness, worms, and even body odour?

Explore the table below to discover the terms for some of the more interesting phobias you may come across. Although if you suffer from logophobia (a fear of words), it’s probably best to step away from this blog now… in fact, our dictionary site may be your worst nightmare!”

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