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09 July 2008

Afraid of your mother-in-law? It may be a phobia

Ever heard of ranidaphobia or philophobia? Did you know that there is a word for fear of garlic? Here is a list of some lesser known phobias.

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Ever heard of ranidaphobia or philophobia? Did you know that there is a word for fear of garlic? Here is a list of some lesser known phobias.
  • being alone or oneself....Autophobia
  • beards....Pogonophobia
  • darkness....Scotophobia
  • dirt....Rupophobia
  • doctors....Iatrophobia
  • dust....Koniphobia
  • everything....Panophobia
  • falling in love....Philophobia
  • fire....Pyrophobia
  • frogs....Ranidaphobia
  • garlic....Alliumphobia
  • gold.....Aurophobia
  • heights or tall buildings....Batophobia
  • marriage....Gamaphobia
  • men....Arrhenphobia
  • mother-in-law....Pentheraphobia
  • opinions....Allodoxaphobia
  • paper....Papyrophobia
  • school....Scolionophobia
  • sea....Thalassophobia
  • sleep....Somniphobia
  • strangers or foreigners....Xenophobia
  • taking tests....Testophobia
  • wealth....Plutophobia
  • words....Verbophobia

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