'A to Z' List of Phobias

The word ‘phobia’ means an extreme or irrational fear of something. We all have some fears and phobias. Some of us are aware of our phobias; while some of us take time to realize what is hiding in the closet.
In this series of articles, we will discuss about different kinds of phobias found in people. The lists are arranged in the alphabetical order of words. Each list explores around 20-40 types of phobias. Go through the given lists of fears and check if any of them matches your symptoms.
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List of Phobias – 1
Phobias starting with letters A, B
Phobia Definition
Acarophobia fear of itching or of insects causing itching
Acrophobia fear of heights
Aerophobia fear of flying or draughts
Agoraphobia fear of open spaces
Agyiophobia fear of crossing busy streets
Aichmophobia fear of sharp or pointed objects
Ailurophobia fear of cats
Algophobia fear of pain
Amathophobia fear of dust
Amaxophobia fear of riding in a car
Ambulophobia fear of walking
Anglophobia fear of England or the English
Anthrophobia fear of humans
Anuptaphobia fear of staying single
Aquaphobia fear of water
Arachibutyrophobia fear of peanut butter sticking to roof of mouth
Arachnophobia fear of spiders
Astraphobia fear of being struck by lightning
Astrapophobia fear of thunder and lightning
Automysophobia fear of being dirty
Autophobia fear of solitude
Ballistophobia fear of missiles
Bathophobia fear of falling from a high place
Batophobia fear of heights or being close to tall buildings
Batrachophobia fear of frogs and toads
Belonephobia fear of pins and needles
Bibliophobia fear of books
Blennophobia fear of slime
Brontophobia fear of thunder and lightning
List of Phobias – 2
Phobias starting with letters from C-F
Phobia Definition
Cancerophobia fear of cancer
Cathisophobia fear of sitting
Cenophobia fear of empty spaces
Chrematophobia fear of money
Cibophobia fear of or distaste for food
Claustrophobia fear of closed spaces
Climacophobia fear of falling down stairs
Clinophobia fear of staying in bed
Cremnophobia fear of cliffs and precipices
Cyberphobia fear of computers
Cynophobia fear of dogs
Dromophobia fear of crossing streets
Dysmorphophobia fear of physical deformities
Ecophobia fear of home
Eleutherophobia fear of freedom
Eosophobia fear of dawn
Ergasiophobia fear of work
Ergophobia fear of work
Erotophobia fear of sex
Erythrophobia fear of red lights or of blushing
Euphobia fear of good news
Francophobia fear of France or the French
List of Phobias – 3
Phobias starting with letters from G-L
Phobia Definition
Gallophobia fear of France or the French
Gamophobia fear of marriage
Geniophobia fear of chins
Genophobia fear of sex
Gerascophobia fear of growing old
Graphophobia fear of writing
Gymnophobia fear of nudity
Heliophobia fear of sunlight
Herpetophobia fear of snakes
Hierophobia fear of sacred things
Homichlophobia fear of fog
Homophobia fear of homosexuals
Hydrophobia fear of water
Hypsophobia fear of high places
Iatrophobia fear of going to the doctor
Iconophobia fear or hatred of images
Kainotophobia fear of change
Kakorrhaphiophobia fear of failure
Kenophobia fear of empty spaces
Ligyrophobia fear of loud noises
Linonophobia fear of string
Lygophobia fear of darkness
Lyssophobia fear of hydrophobia
List of Phobias – 4
Phobias starting with letters from M-P
Phobia Definition
Macrophobia fear of prolonged waiting
Metrophobia fear of poetry
Monophobia fear of being alone
Muriphobia fear of mice
Myophobia fear of mice
Mysophobia fear of contamination or dirt
Nebulaphobia fear of fog
Necrophobia fear of corpses
Negrophobia fear of blacks
Neophobia fear of novelty
Nosophobia fear of disease
Novercaphobia fear of one's stepmother
Nyctophobia fear of the night or darkness
Ochlophobia fear of crowds
Oenophobia fear or hatred of wine
Ombrophobia fear of rain
Onomatophobia fear of hearing a certain word
Ophidiophobia fear of snakes
Ophthalmophobia fear of being stared at
Optophobia fear of opening one's eyes
Ornithophobia fear of birds
Paedophobia fear of children; fear of dolls
Panophobia melancholia marked by groundless fears
Pantophobia fear of everything
Parthophobia fear of virgins
Pathophobia fear of disease
Pediculophobia fear of lice
Pentheraphobia fear or hatred of one's mother-in-law
Phagophobia fear of eating
Phengophobia fear of daylight
Phonophobia fear of noise or of speaking aloud
Photophobia fear of light
Pogonophobia fear of beards
Psychrophobia fear of the cold
Pteronophobia fear of being tickled by feathers
Pyrophobia fear of fire
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List of Phobias – 5
Phobias starting with letters from R-Z



fear of Russia or Russians


fear of the devil


fear of shadows


fear of being looked at


fear of being looked at


fear of the dark


fear of food


fear of food or eating


fear of looking in a mirror


fear of symmetry


fear of syphilis


fear of being buried alive


fear of technology


fear of the sea


fear of death


fear of God


fear of pregnancy or childbirth


fear of thunder


fear of performing; fear of certain places


fear of poisoning


fear of poison or being poisoned


fear of the number thirteen


fear of heaven


fear of foreigners


fear of jealousy


fear of animals

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