The Phobia List

scream05(“So what are you afraid of, Pilgrim?”)

No doubt, you’re familiar with the painting “The Scream” (aka “The Cry,” see right) by Norwegian painter and printmaker, Edvard Munch. This image is universally-accessible, and iconic as an anguished expression of human isolation and fear.

But in all the times you’ve looked at this image, did you ever pause to wonder just what might be causing the painting’s focal character to freak out?

Sure, it could be anything. And that’s part of the beauty of the painting. But it seems to me that our fear-stricken friend is standing on a bridge. And so I wonder if he or she suffers from Gephyrophobia, Gephydrophobia, or Gephysrophobia: A fear of crossing bridges.

Or, by the way the mouth of our desperate protagonist forms an open O, I wonder if he or she might have just had a bite of a PBJ sandwich that was mistakenly believed to be Jelly-only, and it just so happens that Our Poor Dear has an inexplicable fear of having peanut butter stuck to the roof of his or her mouth. And yes, there’s a word for that, too: Arachibutyrophobia.

And another thing: Have you noticed that I’ve been referring to the painting’s subject as “he or she”? That’s because, to me at least, the character is of indeterminate gender. And, yes, that also may be part of Munch’s ingenious intent to make the subject universal, so that each of us — whether male or female or someone somewhere in between — might be able to more closely identify with the image. But then, too, perhaps The Screamer (aka “The Crier”?) is just too terrified to claim and exhibit any sexual identity because he or she is phobic about sex. And the word for that is Genophobia (which should not be confused with Geniophobia, the fear of chins, or with Genuphobia, the fear of knees, …unless, of course, one is afraid of chins and/or knees on some deep-seated [and highly-confusing] psycho-sexual level, fer chrissake!).

Following is a list of phobia names and their descriptions. I hope you’ll find it an interesting, entertaining and, perhaps, educational read.

Maybe you’ll find some term that best describes what you suspect terrorizes the fraidy-cat in Munch’s painting.

Or maybe you’ll finally be able to name your own previously-unnamed fear(s).

Ooga-booga! — BD

Note: “The Phobia List” is an alphabetized set of names for extraordinary fears of various things, conditions, situations, etc. Look up a phobia name here to find the fear that corresponds to it. Or, if you wish to search a sorted collection of fears to find the corresponding phobia names, click to “The Fear List.”


— A —

Ablutophobia: Fear of washing or bathing
Acarophobia: Fear of itching or of the insects that cause itching
Acerophobia: Fear of sourness
Achluophobia: Fear of darkness
Acousticophobia: Fear of noise
Acrophobia: Fear of heights
Aerophobia: Fear of drafts, air swallowing, or airborne noxious substances
Aeroacrophobia: Fear of open high places
Aeronausiphobia: Fear of vomiting secondary to airsickness
Agateophobia: Fear of insanity
Agliophobia: Fear of pain
Agoraphobia: Fear of open spaces or of being in crowded, public places like markets; fear of leaving a safe place
Agraphobia: Fear of sexual abuse
Agrizoophobia: Fear of wild animals
Agyrophobia: Fear of streets or crossing the street
Aichmophobia: Fear of needles or pointed objects (see also: Belonephobia)
Ailurophobia: Fear of cats (see also: Elurophobia)
Albuminurophobia: Fear of kidney disease
Alektorophobia: Fear of chickens
Algophobia: Fear of pain
Alliumphobia: Fear of garlic
Allodoxaphobia: Fear of opinions
Altophobia: Fear of heights
Amathophobia: Fear of dust
Amaxophobia: Fear of riding in a car
Ambulophobia: Fear of walking
Amnesiphobia: Fear of amnesia
Amychophobia: Fear of scratches or being scratched
Anablephobia: Fear of looking up
Ancraophobia: Fear of wind (see also: Anemophobia)
Androphobia: Fear of men
Anemophobia: Fear of air drafts or wind (see also: Ancraophobia)
Anginophobia: Fear of angina, choking or narrowness
Anglophobia: Fear of England, English culture, etc.
Angrophobia : Fear of anger or of becoming angry
Ankylophobia: Fear of immobility of a joint
Anthrophobia or Anthophobia: Fear of flowers
Anthropophobia: Fear of people or society
Antlophobia: Fear of floods
Anuptaphobia: Fear of staying single
Apeirophobia: Fear of infinity
Aphenphosmphobia: Fear of being touched (see also: Haphephobia)
Apiphobia: Fear of bees
Apotemnophobia: Fear of persons with amputations
Arachibutyrophobia: Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth
Arachnephobia or Arachnophobia: Fear of spiders
Arithmophobia: Fear of numbers
Arrhenphobia: Fear of men
Arsonphobia: Fear of fire
Asthenophobia: Fear of fainting or weakness
Astraphobia or Astrapophobia: Fear of thunder and lightning
Astrophobia: Fear of stars and celestial space
Asymmetriphobia: Fear of asymmetrical things
Ataxiophobia: Fear of ataxia (muscular incoordination)
Ataxophobia: Fear of disorder or untidiness
Atelophobia: Fear of imperfection
Atephobia: Fear of ruin or ruins
Athazagoraphobia: Fear of being forgotten or ignored; Fear of forgetting
Atomosophobia: Fear of atomic explosions
Atychiphobia: Fear of failure
Aulophobia: Fear of flutes
Aurophobia: Fear of gold
Auroraphobia: Fear of Northern lights
Autodysomophobia: Fear of having a vile odor
Automatonophobia: Fear of ventriloquist’s dummies, animatronic creatures, wax statues – anything that falsely represents a sentient being
Automysophobia: Fear of being dirty
Autophobia: Fear of being alone or of oneself
Aviophobia or Aviatophobia: Fear of flying

— B —

Bacillophobia: Fear of microbes
Bacteriophobia: Fear of bacteria
Ballistophobia: Fear of missiles or bullets
Bolshephobia: Fear of Bolsheviks
Barophobia: Fear of gravity
Basophobia or Basiphobia: Inability to stand; Fear of walking or falling
Bathmophobia: Fear of stairs or steep slopes
Bathophobia: Fear of depth
Batophobia: Fear of heights or being close to high buildings
Batrachophobia: Fear of amphibians, such as frogs, newts, salamanders, etc.
Belonephobia: Fear of pins and needles (see also: Aichmophobia)
Bibliophobia: Fear of books
Blennophobia: Fear of slime
Bogyphobia: Fear of bogies or the bogeyman
Botanophobia: Fear of plants
Bromidrosiphobia or Bromidrophobia: Fear of body smells
Brontophobia: Fear of thunder and lightning
Bufonophobia: Fear of toads

— C —

Cacophobia: Fear of ugliness
Cainophobia or Cainotophobia: Fear of newness, novelty
Caligynephobia: Fear of beautiful women
Cancerophobia: Fear of cancer
Carcinophobia: Fear of cancer
Cardiophobia: Fear of the heart
Carnophobia: Fear of meat
Catagelophobia: Fear of being ridiculed
Catapedaphobia: Fear of jumping from high and low places
Cathisophobia: Fear of sitting
Catoptrophobia: Fear of mirrors
Cenophobia or Centophobia: Fear of new things or ideas
Ceraunophobia: Fear of thunder
Chaetophobia: Fear of hair
Cheimaphobia or Cheimatophobia: Fear of cold
Chemophobia: Fear of chemicals or working with chemicals
Cherophobia: Fear of gaiety
Chionophobia: Fear of snow
Chiraptophobia: Fear of being touched
Chirophobia: Fear of hands
Cholerophobia: Fear of anger or the fear of cholera
Chorophobia: Fear of dancing
Chrometophobia or Chrematophobia: Fear of money
Chromophobia or Chromatophobia: Fear of colors
Chronophobia: Fear of time
Chronomentrophobia: Fear of clocks
Cibophobia or Sitiophobia or Sitophobia: Fear of food
Claustrophobia: Fear of confined spaces
Cleithrophobia or Cleisiophobia: Fear of being locked in an enclosed place
Cleptophobia: Fear of stealing
Climacophobia: Fear of stairs, climbing or of falling downstairs
Clinophobia: Fear of going to bed
Cleithrophobia or Clithrophobia: Fear of being enclosed
Cnidophobia: Fear of stings
Coimetrophobia: Fear of cemeteries
Coitophobia: Fear of coitus
Cometophobia: Fear of comets
Contreltophobia: Fear of sexual abuse
Coprastasophobia: Fear of constipation
Coprophobia: Fear of feces
Coulrophobia: Fear of clowns
Counterphobia: The preference by a phobic for fearful situations
Cremnophobia: Fear of precipices
Cryophobia: Fear of extreme cold, ice or frost
Crystallophobia: Fear of crystals or glass
Cyberphobia: Fear of computers or working on a computer
Cyclophobia: Fear of bicycles
Cymophobia: Fear of waves or wave like motions
Cynophobia: Fear of dogs or rabies
Cyprianophobia, Cypridophobia, Cyprinophobia, or Cypriphobia: Fear of prostitutes or venereal disease

— D —

Decidophobia: Fear of making decisions
Defecaloesiophobia: Fear of painful bowels movements
Deipnophobia: Fear of dining or dinner conversations
Dementophobia: Fear of insanity
Demonophobia or Daemonophobia: Fear of demons
Demophobia: Fear of crowds (see also: Agoraphobia)
Dendrophobia: Fear of trees
Dentophobia: Fear of dentists
Dermatophobia: Fear of skin lesions
Dermatosiophobia or Dermatophobia or Dermatopathophobia: Fear of skin disease
Dextrophobia: Fear of objects at the right side of the body
Diabetophobia: Fear of diabetes
Didaskaleinophobia: Fear of going to school
Dikephobia: Fear of justice
Dinophobia: Fear of dizziness or whirlpools
Diplophobia: Fear of double vision
Dipsophobia: Fear of drinking
Dishabiliophobia: Fear of undressing in front of someone
Domatophobia or Oikophobia: Fear of houses or being in a house
Doraphobia: Fear of fur or skins of animals
Doxophobia: Fear of expressing opinions or of receiving praise
Dromophobia: Fear of crossing streets
Dutchphobia: Fear of the Dutch
Dysmorphophobia: Fear of deformity
Dystychiphobia: Fear of accidents

— E —

Ecclesiophobia: Fear of church
Ecophobia: Fear of home
Eicophobia or Oikophobia: Fear of home surroundings
Eisoptrophobia: Fear of mirrors or of seeing oneself in a mirror
Electrophobia: Fear of electricity
Eleutherophobia: Fear of freedom
Elurophobia: Fear of cats (see also: Ailurophobia)
Emetophobia: Fear of vomiting
Enetophobia: Fear of pins
Enochlophobia: Fear of crowds
Enosiophobia or Enissophobia: Fear of having committed an unpardonable sin or of criticism
Entomophobia: Fear of insects
Eosophobia: Fear of dawn or daylight
Ephebiphobia: Fear of teenagers
Epistaxiophobia: Fear of nosebleeds
Epistemophobia: Fear of knowledge
Equinophobia: Fear of horses
Eremophobia: Fear of being oneself or of loneliness
Ereuthrophobia: Fear of blushing
Ergasiophobia: 1) Fear of work or functioning; 2) Surgeon’s fear of operating
Ergophobia: Fear of work
Erotophobia: Fear of sexual love or sexual questions
Euphobia: Fear of hearing good news
Eurotophobia: Fear of female genitalia
Erythrophobia, Erytophobia or Ereuthophobia: 1) Fear of red lights; 2) Fear of blushing; 3) Fear of the color red

— F —

Febriphobia, Fibriphobia or Fibriophobia: Fear of fever
Felinophobia: Fear of cats (see also: Ailurophobia, Elurophobia, Galeophobia, Gatophobia)
Francophobia: Fear of France, French culture (see also: Gallophobia, Galiophobia)
Frigophobia: Fear of cold, cold things

— G —

Galeophobia or Gatophobia: Fear of cats
Gallophobia or Galiophobia: Fear France, French culture (see also: Francophobia)
Gamophobia: Fear of marriage
Geliophobia: Fear of laughter
Geniophobia: Fear of chins
Genophobia: Fear of sex
Genuphobia: Fear of knees
Gephyrophobia, Gephydrophobia, or Gephysrophobia: Fear of crossing bridges
Germanophobia: Fear of Germany, German culture, etc.
Gerascophobia: Fear of growing old
Gerontophobia: Fear of old people or of growing old
Geumaphobia or Geumophobia: Fear of taste
Glossophobia: Fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak
Gnosiophobia: Fear of knowledge
Graphophobia: Fear of writing or handwriting
Gymnophobia: Fear of nudity (being seen naked, and/or seeing others naked)
Gynephobia or Gynophobia: Fear of women

— H —

Hadephobia: Fear of hell
Hagiophobia: Fear of saints or holy things
Hamartophobia: Fear of sinning
Haphephobia or Haptephobia: Fear of being touched
Harpaxophobia: Fear of being robbed
Hedonophobia: Fear of feeling pleasure
Heliophobia: Fear of the sun
Hellenologophobia: Fear of Greek terms or complex scientific terminology
Helminthophobia: Fear of being infested with worms
Hemophobia or Hemaphobia or Hematophobia: Fear of blood
Heresyphobia or Hereiophobia: Fear of challenges to official doctrine or of radical deviation
Herpetophobia: Fear of reptiles or creepy, crawly things
Heterophobia: Fear of the opposite sex (see also: Sexophobia)
Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia: Fear of the number 666 (aka “Mark of the Beast”)
Hierophobia: Fear of priests or sacred things
Hippophobia: Fear of horses
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia: Fear of long words
Hobophobia: Fear of bums or beggars
Hodophobia: Fear of road travel
Hormephobia: Fear of shock
Homichlophobia: Fear of fog
Homilophobia: Fear of sermons
Hominophobia: Fear of men
Homophobia: Fear of sameness, monotony or of homosexuality or of becoming homosexual
Hoplophobia: Fear of firearms
Hydrargyophobia: Fear of mercurial medicines
Hydrophobia: Fear of water or of rabies
Hydrophobophobia: Fear of rabies
Hyelophobia or Hyalophobia: Fear of glass
Hygrophobia: Fear of liquids, dampness, or moisture
Hylephobia: 1) Fear of materialism; 2) Fear of epilepsy
Hylophobia: Fear of forests
Hypengyophobia or Hypegiaphobia: Fear of responsibility
Hypnophobia: Fear of sleep or of being hypnotized
Hypsiphobia: Fear of height

— I —

Iatrophobia: Fear of going to the doctor or of doctors
Ichthyophobia: Fear of fish
Ideophobia: Fear of ideas
Illyngophobia: Fear of vertigo or feeling dizzy when looking down
Iophobia: Fear of poison
Insectophobia: Fear of insects
Isolophobia: Fear of solitude, being alone
Isopterophobia: Fear of termites, insects that eat wood
Ithyphallophobia: Fear of seeing, thinking about, or having an erect penis (see also: Medorthophobia and Phallophobia)

— J —

Japanophobia: Fear of Japanese
Judeophobia: Fear of Jews

— K —

Kainolophobia: Fear of novelty
Kainophobia: Fear of anything new, novelty
Kakorrhaphiophobia: Fear of failure or defeat
Katagelophobia: Fear of ridicule
Kathisophobia: Fear of sitting down
Kenophobia: Fear of voids or empty spaces
Keraunophobia: Fear of thunder and lightning
Kinetophobia or Kinesophobia: Fear of movement or motion
Kleptophobia: Fear of stealing
Koinoniphobia: Fear of rooms
Kolpophobia: Fear of genitals, particularly female
Kopophobia: Fear of fatigue
Koniophobia: Fear of dust (see also: Amathophobia)
Kosmikophobia: Fear of cosmic phenomenon
Kymophobia: Fear of waves
Kynophobia: Fear of rabies
Kyphophobia: Fear of stooping

— L —

Lachanophobia: Fear of vegetables
Laliophobia or Lalophobia: Fear of speaking
Leprophobia or Lepraphobia: Fear of leprosy
Leukophobia: Fear of the color white
Levophobia: Fear of things to the left side of the body
Ligyrophobia: Fear of loud noises
Lilapsophobia: Fear of tornadoes and hurricanes
Limnophobia: Fear of lakes
Linonophobia: Fear of string
Liticaphobia: Fear of lawsuits
Lockiophobia: Fear of childbirth
Logizomechanophobia: Fear of computers
Logophobia: Fear of words
Luiphobia: Fear of syphilis
Lutraphobia: Fear of otters
Lygophobia: Fear of darkness
Lyssophobia: Fear of rabies or of becoming mad

— M —

Macrophobia: Fear of long waits
Mageirocophobia: Fear of cooking
Maieusiophobia: Fear of childbirth
Malaxophobia: Fear of love play (see also: Sarmassophobia)
Maniaphobia: Fear of insanity
Mastigophobia: Fear of punishment
Mechanophobia: Fear of machines
Medomalacuphobia: Fear of losing an erection
Medorthophobia: Fear of an erect penis (see also: Ithyphallophobia and Phallophobia)
Megalophobia: Fear of large things
Melissophobia: Fear of bees
Melanophobia: Fear of the color black
Melophobia: Fear or hatred of music
Meningitophobia: Fear of brain disease
Menophobia: Fear of menstruation
Merinthophobia: Fear of being bound or tied up
Metallophobia: Fear of metal
Metathesiophobia: Fear of changes
Meteorophobia: Fear of meteors
Methyphobia: Fear of alcohol
Metrophobia: Fear or hatred of poetry
Microbiophobia: Fear of microbes (see also: Bacillophobia)
Microphobia: Fear of small things
Misophobia: Fear of being contaminated with dirt or germs
Mnemophobia: Fear of memories
Molysmophobia or Molysomophobia: Fear of dirt or contamination
Monophobia: Fear of solitude or being alone
Monopathophobia: Fear of definite disease
Motorphobia: Fear of automobiles
Mottephobia: Fear of moths
Musophobia or Murophobia: Fear of mice
Mycophobia: Fear or aversion to mushrooms
Mycrophobia: Fear of small things
Myctophobia: Fear of darkness
Myrmecophobia: Fear of ants
Mysophobia: Fear of germs or contamination or dirt
Mythophobia: Fear of myths or stories or false statements
Myxophobia: Fear of slime (see also: Blennophobia)

— N —

Nebulaphobia: Fear of fog (see also: Homichlophobia)
Necrophobia: Fear of death or dead things
Nelophobia: Fear of glass
Neopharmaphobia: Fear of new drugs
Neophobia: Fear of anything new
Nephophobia: Fear of clouds
Noctiphobia: Fear of the night
Nomatophobia: Fear of names
Nosocomephobia: Fear of hospitals
Nosophobia or Nosemaphobia: Fear of becoming ill
Nostophobia: Fear of returning home
Novercaphobia: Fear of your step-mother
Nucleomituphobia: Fear of nuclear weapons
Nudophobia: Fear of nudity
Numerophobia: Fear of numbers
Nyctohylophobia: Fear of dark wooded areas, of forests at night
Nyctophobia: Fear of the dark or of night

— O —

Obesophobia: Fear of gaining weight (see also: Pocrescophobia)
Ochlophobia: Fear of crowds or mobs
Ochophobia: Fear of vehicles
Octophobia: Fear of the figure 8
Odontophobia: Fear of teeth or dental surgery
Odynophobia or Odynephobia: Fear of pain (see also: Algophobia)
Oenophobia: Fear of wines
Oikophobia: Fear of home surroundings, house
Olfactophobia: Fear of smells
Ombrophobia: Fear of rain or of being rained on
Ommetaphobia or Ommatophobia: Fear of eyes
Omniphobia: Fear of everything (see also: Panphobia, Panophobia or Pantophobia)
Oneirophobia: Fear of dreams
Oneirogmophobia: Fear of wet dreams
Onomatophobia: Fear of hearing a certain word or of names
Ophidiophobia: Fear of snakes (see also: Snakephobia)
Ophthalmophobia: Fear of being stared at
Opiophobia: Fear medical doctors experience of prescribing needed pain medications for patients
Optophobia: Fear of opening one’s eyes
Ornithophobia: Fear of birds
Orthophobia: Fear of property
Osmophobia or Osphresiophobia: Fear of smells or odors
Ostraconophobia: Fear of shellfish
Ouranophobia: Fear of heaven

— P —

Pagophobia: Fear of ice or frost
Panthophobia: Fear of suffering and disease
Panphobia, Panophobia or Pantophobia: Fear of everything (see also: Omniphobia)
Papaphobia: Fear of the Pope
Papyrophobia: Fear of paper
Paralipophobia: Fear of neglecting duty or responsibility
Paraphobia: Fear of sexual perversion
Parasitophobia: Fear of parasites
Paraskavedekatriaphobia: Fear of Friday the 13th
Parthenophobia: Fear of virgins or young girls
Pathophobia: Fear of disease
Patroiophobia: Fear of heredity
Parturiphobia: Fear of childbirth
Peccatophobia: Fear of sinning (imaginary crime)
Pediculophobia: Fear of lice
Pediophobia: Fear of dolls
Pedophobia: Fear of children
Peladophobia: Fear of bald people
Pellagrophobia: Fear of pellagra
Peniaphobia: Fear of poverty
Pentheraphobia: Fear of mother-in-law (see also: Novercaphobia)
Phagophobia: Fear of swallowing or of eating or of being eaten
Phalacrophobia: Fear of becoming bald
Phallophobia: Fear of a penis, especially one that is erect (see also: Ithyphallophobia and Medorthophobia)
Pharmacophobia: Fear of taking medicine
Phasmophobia: Fear of ghosts
Phengophobia: Fear of daylight or sunshine
Philemaphobia or Philematophobia: Fear of kissing
Philophobia: Fear of falling in love or being in love
Philosophobia: Fear of philosophy
Phobophobia: Fear of phobias
Photoaugliaphobia: Fear of glaring lights
Photophobia: Fear of light
Phonophobia: Fear of noises or voices or one’s own voice; fear of telephones
Phronemophobia: Fear of thinking
Phthiriophobia: Fear of lice (see also: Pediculophobia)
Phthisiophobia: Fear of tuberculosis
Placophobia: Fear of tombstones
Plutophobia: Fear of wealth
Pluviophobia: Fear of rain or of being rained on
Pneumatiphobia: Fear of spirits
Pnigophobia or Pnigerophobia: Fear of choking of being smothered
Pocrescophobia: Fear of gaining weight (see also: Obesophobia)
Pogonophobia: Fear of beards
Poliosophobia: Fear of contracting poliomyelitis
Politicophobia: Fear or abnormal dislike of politicians
Polyphobia: Fear of many things
Poinephobia: Fear of punishment
Ponophobia: Fear of overworking or of pain
Porphyrophobia: Fear of the color purple
Potamophobia: Fear of rivers or running water
Potophobia: Fear of alcohol
Pharmacophobia: Fear of drugs
Proctophobia: Fear of rectum (see also: Rectophobia)
Prosophobia: Fear of progress
Psellismophobia: Fear of stuttering
Psychophobia: Fear of mind
Psychrophobia: Fear of cold
Pteromerhanophobia: Fear of flying
Pteronophobia: Fear of being tickled by feathers
Pupaphobia: Fear of puppets
Pyrexiophobia: Fear of fever
Pyrophobia: Fear of fire

— Q —

(I’m afraid there is no “Q” phobia listed here at this time. —BD)

— R —

Radiophobia: Fear of radiation, x-rays
Ranidaphobia: Fear of frogs
Rectophobia: Fear of rectum or rectal diseases (see also: Proctophobia)
Rhabdophobia: Fear of being severely punished or beaten by a rod, or of being severely criticized; Also fear of magic (wand)
Rhypophobia: Fear of defecation
Rhytiphobia: Fear of getting wrinkles
Rupophobia: Fear of dirt
Russophobia: Fear of Russians

— S —

Samhainophobia: Fear of Halloween
Sarmassophobia: Fear of love play (see also: Malaxophobia)
Satanophobia: Fear of Satan
Scabiophobia: Fear of scabies
Scatophobia: Fear of fecal matter
Scelerophibia: Fear of bad men, burglars
Sciophobia or Sciaphobia: Fear of shadows
Scoleciphobia: Fear of worms
Scolionophobia: Fear of school
Scopophobia or Scoptophobia: Fear of being seen or stared at
Scotomaphobia: Fear of blindness in visual field
Scotophobia: Fear of darkness (see also: Achluophobia)
Scriptophobia: Fear of writing in public
Selachophobia: Fear of sharks
Selaphobia: Fear of light flashes
Selenophobia: Fear of the moon
Seplophobia: Fear of decaying matter
Sesquipedalophobia: Fear of long words
Sexophobia: Fear of the opposite sex (see also: Heterophobia)
Siderodromophobia: Fear of trains, railroads or train travel
Siderophobia: Fear of stars
Sinistrophobia: Fear of things to the left, left-handed
Sinophobia: Fear of Chinese, Chinese culture
Sitophobia or Sitiophobia: Fear of food or eating (see also: Cibophobia)
Snakephobia: Fear of snakes (see also: Ophidiophobia)
Soceraphobia: Fear of parents-in-law
Social Phobia: Fear of being evaluated negatively in social situations
Sociophobia: Fear of society or people in general
Somniphobia: Fear of sleep
Sophophobia: Fear of learning
Soteriophobia: Fear of dependence on others
Spacephobia: Fear of outer space
Spectrophobia: Fear of specters or ghosts
Spermatophobia or Spermophobia: Fear of germs
Spheksophobia: Fear of wasps
Stasibasiphobia or Stasiphobia: Fear of standing or walking (see also: Ambulophobia)
Staurophobia: Fear of crosses or the crucifix
Stenophobia: Fear of narrow things or places
Stygiophobia or Stigiophobia: Fear of hell
Suriphobia: Fear of mice
Symbolophobia: Fear of symbolism
Symmetrophobia: Fear of symmetry
Syngenesophobia: Fear of relatives
Syphilophobia: Fear of syphilis

— T —

Tachophobia: Fear of speed
Taeniophobia or Teniophobia: Fear of tapeworms
Taphephobia or Taphophobia: Fear of being buried alive or of cemeteries
Tapinophobia: Fear of being contagious
Taurophobia: Fear of bulls
Technophobia: Fear of technology
Teleophobia: 1) Fear of definite plans; 2) Fear of religious ceremony
Telephonophobia: Fear of telephones
Teratophobia: Fear of bearing a deformed child or fear of monsters or deformed people
Testophobia: Fear of taking tests
Tetanophobia: Fear of lockjaw, tetanus
Teutophobia: Fear of German or German things
Textophobia: Fear of certain fabrics
Thaasophobia: Fear of sitting
Thalassophobia: Fear of the sea
Thanatophobia or Thantophobia: Fear of death or dying
Theatrophobia: Fear of theaters
Theologicophobia: Fear of theology
Theophobia: Fear of gods or religion
Thermophobia: Fear of heat
Tocophobia: Fear of pregnancy or childbirth
Tomophobia: Fear of surgical operations
Tonitrophobia: Fear of thunder
Topophobia: Fear of certain places or situations, such as stage fright
Toxiphobia or Toxophobia or Toxicophobia: Fear of poison or of being accidentally poisoned
Traumatophobia: Fear of injury
Tremophobia: Fear of trembling
Trichinophobia: Fear of trichinosis
Trichopathophobia or Trichophobia or Hypertrichophobia: Fear of hair (see also: Chaetophobia)
Triskaidekaphobia: Fear of the number 13
Tropophobia: Fear of moving or making changes
Trypanophobia: Fear of injections
Tuberculophobia: Fear of tuberculosis
Tyrannophobia: Fear of tyrants

— U —

Uranophobia: Fear of heaven
Urophobia: Fear of urine or urinating

— V —

Vaccinophobia: Fear of vaccination
Venustraphobia: Fear of beautiful women
Verbophobia: Fear of words
Verminophobia: Fear of germs
Vestiphobia: Fear of clothing
Virginitiphobia: Fear of rape
Vitricophobia: Fear of step-father

— W —

Walloonphobia: Fear of the Walloons
Wiccaphobia: Fear of witches and witchcraft

— X —

Xanthophobia: Fear of the color yellow or the word yellow
Xenoglossophobia: Fear of foreign languages
Xenophobia: Fear of strangers or foreigners
Xerophobia: Fear of dryness
Xylophobia: 1) Fear of wooden objects; 2) Fear of forests
Xyrophobia: Fear of razors

— Y —

(Currently, I’m afraid to say, there are no Y-words in this list. —BD)

— Z —

Zelophobia: Fear of jealousy
Zeusophobia: Fear of God or gods
Zemmiphobia: Fear of the great mole rat
Zoophobia: Fear of animals

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