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This is the world's biggest collection of phobia words – almost 650 in total. Although most are rare, they have all appeared in print. Where a word is marked 'syn. of' this indicates that it is a synonym of the following word. (In many cases this simply reflects spelling variations.) Sources are listed in brackets after each entry; see the footnotes for the meanings of the abbreviations.

– A –

  ablutophobiaFear of bathing. [ID, CE]
  acarophobiaFear of mites or itching. [ID, CE]
  acerbophobiasyn. of acerophobia. [ID]
  acerophobiaFear of sourness. [ID]
  achluophobiaFear of darkness. [ID]
  acidophobiaAversion (of plants) to acidic soil. [ID]
  acousticophobiaFear of noise. [ID, CE]
  acrophobiaFear of heights. [OED, ID, CE]
  aelurophobiasyn. of ailurophobia. [ID, CE]
  aeronausiphobiaFear of aeroplanes/airplanes. [ID, CE]
  aerophobiaFear of air and drafts. [OED, ID, CE, WP]
  agliophobiasyn. of algophobia. [CE]
  agoraphobiaFear of open spaces. [OED, ID, CE, WP]
  agraphobiaFear of sexual abuse. [ID, CE]
  agrizoophobiaFear of wild animals. [ID]
  agyiophobiaFear of streets. [ID]
  agyrophobiasyn. of agyiophobia. [ID]
  aibohphobiaFear of palindromes. [WP]
  aichmophobiaFear of knives and other sharp objects. [ID]
  aichurophobiaFear of being touched by pointed objects. [CE]
  ailourophobiasyn. of ailurophobia. [ID]
  ailurophobiaFear of cats. [OED, ID]
  airphobiasyn. of aerophobia. [ID]
  albuminurophobiaFear of kidney disease. [ID]
  alcoholophobiasyn. of potophobia. [ID]
  alektorophobiaFear of chickens. [ID, CE, WP]
  algophobiaFear of pain. [OED, ID, CE]
  alliumphobiaFear of garlic. [ID]
  allodoxaphobiaFear of other people's opinions. [ID]
  altophobiasyn. of acrophobia. [ID]
  alychiphobiasyn. of kakorrhaphiophobia. [CE]
  amathophobiaFear of dust. [ID, CE]
  amaxophobiaFear of travelling in cars/automobiles. [ID, CE]
  ambulophobiasyn. of basiphobia. [ID, CE]
  amechophobiasyn. of amychophobia. [CE]
  amnesiophobiaFear of amnesia. [ID, CE]
  amychophobiaFear of being scratched. [ID]
  anablepophobiaFear of looking up at high places. [ID]
  ancraophobiasyn. of anemophobia. [ID]
  androphobiaFear of men. [ID, CE]
  anemiaphobiasyn. of anemophobia. [ID]
  anemophobiaFear of cyclones or wind. [ID, CE]
  anginophobiaFear of heart attacks. [ID]
  AnglophobiaFear of England or the English. [OED, ID, CE]
  ankylophobiaFear of immobility of a joint. [ID]
  anophelophobiaFear of painful sexual intercourse. [ID]
  anthophobiaFear of flowers. [ID, CE]
  anthropophobiaFear of people. [OED, ID, CE]
  antlophobiaFear of floods. [ID, CE]
  anuptaphobiaFear of staying single. [ID, CE]
  apeirophobiaFear of infinity. [ID, WP]
  aphephobiasyn. of haphephobia. [ID]
  apiophobiasyn. of apiphobia. [ID, CE]
  apiphobiaFear of bees. [ID]
  aquaphobiasyn. of hydrophobia. [ID, CE]
  arachibutyro–
  phobia
Fear of getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of the mouth. [ID, CE, WP]
  arachnephobiasyn. of arachnophobia. [ID]
  arachniphobiasyn. of arachnophobia. [OED]
  arachnophobiaFear of spiders. [OED, ID, CE]
  arithmophobiaFear of numbers. [ID, CE]
  ArmenophobiaFear of Armenia or Armenians. [OED]
  arrhenophobiasyn. of androphobia. [ID]
  arsonophobiasyn. of pyrophobia. [ID]
  asthenophobiaFear of weakness. [ID, CE]
  astraphobiaFear of lightning. [ID, CE]
  astrapophobiasyn. of astraphobia. [ID]
  astrophobiaFear of stars. [OED, ID, CE]
  ataxiophobiaFear of disorder. [ID, CE]
  ataxophobiasyn. of ataxiophobia. [ID]
  atelophobiaFear of imperfection. [ID, CE]
  atephobiaFear of ruin. [ID]
  atychiphobiasyn. of kakorrhaphiophobia. [ID]
  aulophobiaFear of flutes. [ID, WP]
  aurophobiaFear of gold. [ID, WP]
  auroraphobiaFear of the Northern Lights. [ID, CE]
  AustrophobiaFear of Austria or Austrians. [OED]
  automysophobiaFear of being dirty. [ID, CE]
  autophobia(1) Fear of solitude;
(2) syn. of aulophobia.
[ID]
  aviatophobiaFear of flying. [ID]

– B –

  bacilliphobiaFear of bacilli (a type of bacterium). [CE]
  bacillophobiaFear of germs. [ID]
  bacteriaphobiaFear of bacteria. [CE]
  bacteriophobiasyn. of bacillophobia. [OED, ID]
  ballistophobiaFear of missiles or being shot. [ID]
  ballistrophobiasyn. of ballistophobia. [CE]
  barophobiaFear of gravity. [ID, CE, WP]
  basiphobiaFear of walking. [ID]
  basistasiphobiasyn. of stasibasiphobia. [ID]
  basophobiasyn. of basiphobia. [ID, CE]
  basostasophobiasyn. of stasibasiphobia. [ID]
  batarachophobiasyn. of batrachophobia. [CE]
  bathmophobiasyn. of basiphobia. [ID]
  bathophobiaFear of depth. [ID, CE]
  batophobiaFear of passing a tall building. [ID, CE]
  batrachophobiaFear of frogs and toads. [OED, ID]
  belonephobiaFear of pins and needles. [ID]
  bibliophobiaFear of books. [OED, ID, CE]
  blennophobiaFear of slime. [ID, CE]
  blenophobiasyn. of belonephobia. [CE]
  bogyphobiasyn. of demonophobia. [OED, ID, CE]
  botanophobiaFear of plants. [ID]
  bromidrosiphobiaFear of body odour. [ID]
  bromidrosophobiasyn. of bromidrosiphobia. [CE]
  brontephobiasyn. of brontophobia. [ID]
  brontophobiaFear of thunder. [OED, ID, CE]

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Footnotes:
  • OED: Oxford English Dictionary. Words marked 'OED' are all mentioned in this dictionary, but may not have their own entry.
  • ID: The Insomniac's Dictionary of the Outrageous, Odd, and Unusual by Paul Hellweg.
  • CE: Crazy English: The Ultimate Joy Ride Through Our Language by Richard Lederer.
  • WP: Words at Play: Quips, Quirks, and Oddities by O. V. Michaelsen. Also in The Wordplay Almanac by O. V. Michaelsen.

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