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The Most Comprehensive Phobia List Around!

There are many hundreds of named phobias,
and this is the most complete list of phobias we know.

Although there are many hundreds of 'different' phobias, all phobias are in fact very similar: a particular stimulus, be it spiders, snakes, or pretty well anything else triggering the phobic individuals fear response when it isn't appropriate.

Click on any of the names on the list below for more information.

The Phobia List: A

Ablutophobia — Fear of washing, bathing, or cleaning
Acarophobia — Fear of itching or the insects that cause itching
Acerophobia — Fear of sourness or things that are sour
Achluophobia — Fear of darkness or the dark
Acousticophobia — Fear of noise or sound
Acrophobia — Fear of heights or high levels
Aeroacrophobia — Fear of open high places
Aeronausiphobia — Fear of vomiting secondary to airsickness
Aerophobia — Fear of draft, swallowing air, or airbourne noxious substances
Agateophobia — Fear of insanity or becoming insane
Agliophobia — Fear of pain
Agoraphobia — Fear of open spaces, leaving a safe place, or crowded public places
Agraphobia — Fear of sexual abuse
Agrizoophobia — Fear of wild animals
Agyrophobia — Fear of streets or crossing the street
Aichmophobia — Fear of needles, pins, or pointed objects
Ailurophobia — Fear of cats
Albuminurophobia — Fear of kidney disease
Alektorophobia — Fear of chickens
Algophobia — Fear of garlic
Alliumphobia — Fear of opinions or beliefs
Altophobia — Fear of dust
Amathophobia — Fear of riding in cars
Amaxophobia — Fear of walking
Amnesiphobia — Fear of amnesia
Amychophobia — Fear of scratches or being scratched
Anablephobia — Fear of looking up
Androphobia — Fear of men
Anemophobia — Fear of wind or air drafts
Anginophobia — Fear of angina, choking, or narrowness
Anglophobia — Fear of England, English Culture, or English People
Angrophobia — Fear of anger or becoming angry
Ankylophobia — Fear of immobility of a joint
Anthophobia — Fear of flowers
Anthropophobia — Fear of people or society
Antlophobia — Fear of floods
Anuptaphobia — Fear of staying single
Anxiety — Fear of Anxiety
Apeirophobia — Fear of infinity
Aphenphosmphobia — Fear of being touched
Apiphobia — Fear of bees
Apotemnophobia — Fear of persons with amputations
Arachibutyrophobia — Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth
Arachnephobia — Fear of spiders
Arithmophobia — Fear of numbers
Arsonphobia — Fear of fire or flames
Asthenophobia — Fear of fainting or weakness
Astraphobia — 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 forgotton, being ignored, or 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 one that has a vile odor
Automatonophobia — Fear of ventriloquist's dummies, animatronic creatures or wax statues
Automysophobia — Fear of being dirty
Autophobia — Fear of solitude, being alone, oneself, or being by oneself
Aviophobia — Fear of flying

The Phobia List: B

Bacillophobia — Fear of microbes
Bacteriophobia — Fear of bacteria
Ballistophobia — Fear of missiles or bullets
Barophobia — Fear of gravity
Basiphobia — Fear of inability to stand 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, frogs, newts, or salamanders
Bibliophobia — Fear of books
Blennophobia — Fear of slime
Body Dysmorphic Disorder — Fear of having ugly or unattractive features
Bogyphobia — Fear of bogies or the bogeyman
Bolshephobia — Fear of Bolsheviks
Botanophobia — Fear of plants
Bromidrophobia — Fear of bodily odor or bodily smell
Bufonophobia — Fear of toads

The Phobia List: C

Cacophobia — Fear of ugliness or things that are ugly
Cainophobia — Fear of newness or novelty
Caligynephobia — Fear of beautiful women
Cancerophobia — Fear of cancer
Cardiophobia — Fear of the heart
Carnophobia — Fear of meat
Catagelophobia — Fear of being ridiculed or ridicule
Catapedaphobia — Fear of jumping from high and low places
Cathisophobia — Fear of sitting
Catoptrophobia — Fear of mirrors
Cheimaphobia — Fear of cold
Chemophobia — Fear of chemicals or working with chemicals
Cherophobia — Fear of gaiety
Chionophobia — Fear of snow
Chirophobia — Fear of hands
Cholerophobia — Fear of anger or Cholera
Chorophobia — Fear of dancing
Chrematophobia — Fear of money
Chromatophobia — Fear of colors
Chronomentrophobia — Fear of clocks
Chronophobia — Fear of time
Claustrophobia — Fear of confined or small spaces
Cleisiophobia — Fear of being locked in an enclosed place
Cleithrophobia — Fear of being enclosed
Cleptophobia — Fear of stealing
Climacophobia — Fear of stairs, climbing stairs, or falling down stairs
Clinophobia — Fear of going to bed
Cnidophobia — Fear of stings or being stung
Coimetrophobia — Fear of cemeteries
Coitophobia — Fear of coitus, sex, or sexual intercourse
Cometophobia — Fear of comets
Coprastasophobia — Fear of constipation
Coprophobia — Fear of feces and fecal matter
Coulrophobia — Fear of clowns
Counterphobia — Fear of 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 motion
Cynophobia — Fear of dogs, canines, or rabies
Cyprianophobia — Fear of prostitutes, venereal disease, or STDs

The Phobia List: D

Daemonophobia — Fear of demons or daemons
Decidophobia — Fear of making decisions
Defecaloesiophobia — Fear of painful bowels movements
Deipnophobia — Fear of dining or dinner conversation
Demophobia — Fear of crowds
Dendrophobia — Fear of trees
Dentophobia — Fear of dentists
Dermatopathophobia — Fear of skin disease or skin lesions
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
Doraphobia — Fear of fur or skins of animals
Doxophobia — Fear of expressing opinions or of receiving praise
Driving Phobia — Fear of driving a motorized vehicle
Dromophobia — Fear of crossing streets
Dutchphobia — Fear of the Netherlands, the Dutch, Dutch Culture
Dysmorphophobia — Fear of deformity
Dystychiphobia — Fear of accidents

The Phobia List: E

Earthquakophobia — Fear of earthquakes
Ecclesiophobia — Fear of churchs
Eisoptrophobia — Fear of mirrors or of seeing oneself in a mirror
Electrophobia — Fear of electricity
Eleutherophobia — Fear of freedom
Emetophobia — Fear of vomiting or throwing up
Enetophobia — Fear of pins
Enissophobia — Fear of having committed an unpardonable sin or criticism
Entomophobia — Fear of insects or bugs
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 lonliness
Ereuthophobia — Fear of redlights, blushing, or the color red
Ergasiophobia — Fear of work, functioning, or Surgeon's operating
Ergophobia — Fear of work
Erotophobia — Fear of sexual love or sexual questions
Euphobia — Fear of hearing good news

The Phobia List: F

Francophobia — Fear of France, French people, or French culture
Frigophobia — Fear of cold or cold things

The Phobia List: G

Gamophobia — Fear of marriage
Geliophobia — Fear of laughter
Geniophobia — Fear of chins
Genuphobia — Fear of knees
Gephydrophobia — Fear of crossing bridges
Gerascophobia — Fear of growing old or old people
Germanophobia — Fear of Germany, German People, or German culture
Geumaphobia — Fear of taste
Globophobia — Fear of balloons
Glossophobia — Fear of speaking in public or trying to speak
Graphophobia — Fear of writing or handwriting
Gymnophobia — Fear of nudity
Gynephobia — Fear of women

The Phobia List: H

Hadephobia — Fear of hell
Hagiophobia — Fear of saints or holy things
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
Hemaphobia — Fear of blood
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
Hierophobia — Fear of priests or sacred things
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia — Fear of long words
Hobophobia — Fear of bums or beggars
Hodophobia — Fear of road travel
Homichlophobia — Fear of fog
Homilophobia — Fear of sermons
Homophobia — Fear of sameness, monotony, homosexuality, or becoming homosexual
Hoplophobia — Fear of firearms
Hormephobia — Fear of shock
Hyalophobia — Fear of glass
Hydrargyophobia — Fear of mercurial medicines
Hydrophobia — Fear of water
Hydrophobophobia — Fear of rabies
Hygrophobia — Fear of liquids, dampness, or moisture
Hylephobia — Fear of materialism or epilepsy
Hypegiaphobia — Fear of responsibility
Hypnophobia — Fear of sleep or being hypnotized

The Phobia List: I

Iatrophobia — Fear of doctors or going to the doctor
Ichthyophobia — Fear of fish
Ideophobia — Fear of ideas
Illyngophobia — Fear of vertigo or feeling dizzy when looking down
Insomnia — Fear of Inability to Sleep
Iophobia — Fear of poison
Isopterophobia — Fear of termites, insects that eat wood

The Phobia List: J

Japanophobia — Fear of Japanese
Judeophobia — Fear of Jewish People

The Phobia List: K

Kakorrhaphiophobia — Fear of failure or defeat
Kenophobia — Fear of voids or empty spaces
Kinesophobia — Fear of movement or motion
Koinoniphobia — Fear of rooms
Kolpophobia — Fear of genitals, particularly female
Kopophobia — Fear of fatigue
Kosmikophobia — Fear of cosmic phenomenon
Kyphophobia — Fear of stooping

The Phobia List: L

Lachanophobia — Fear of vegetables
Lalophobia — Fear of speaking
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 tornado or 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 lues or syphillis
Lutraphobia — Fear of otters

The Phobia List: M

Macrophobia — Fear of long waits
Mageirocophobia — Fear of cooking
Malaxophobia — Fear of love play
Maniaphobia — Fear of insanity
Mastigophobia — Fear of punishment
Mechanophobia — Fear of machines
Medomalacuphobia — Fear of losing an erection
Medorthophobia — Fear of an erect penis
Megalophobia — Fear of large things
Melanophobia — Fear of the color black
Melophobia — Fear 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
Metrophobia — Fear of poetry
Microbiophobia — Fear of microbes
Microphobia — Fear of small things
Misophobia — Fear of being contaminated with dirt or germs
Mnemophobia — Fear of memories
Monopathophobia — Fear of definite disease
Motorphobia — Fear of automobiles
Mottephobia — Fear of moths
Murophobia — Fear of mice
Mycophobia — Fear of mushrooms
Myrmecophobia — Fear of ants
Mythophobia — Fear of myths, stories, or false statements

The Phobia List: N

Narcissistic Personality Disorder — Fear of -
Necrophobia — Fear of death or dead things
Neopharmaphobia — Fear of new drugs
Nephophobia — Fear of clouds
Noctiphobia — Fear of the night
Nomatophobia — Fear of names
Nosocomephobia — Fear of hospitals
Nosophobia — Fear of becoming ill
Nostophobia — Fear of returning home
Novercaphobia — Fear of your step-mother
Nucleomituphobia — Fear of nuclear weapons
Nudophobia — Fear of nudity or nakedness
Nyctohylophobia — Fear of dark wooded areas or forests at night

The Phobia List: O

Obesophobia — Fear of gaining weight
Ochlophobia — Fear of crowds or mobs
Ochophobia — Fear of vehicles
Octophobia — Fear of the figure 8
Odontophobia — Fear of teeth or dental surgery
Oenophobia — Fear of wines
Oikophobia — Fear of houses, home surroundings, or being in a house
Olfactophobia — Fear of smells
Ombrophobia — Fear of rain or of being rained on
Ommatophobia — Fear of eyes
Oneirogmophobia — Fear of wet dreams
Oneirophobia — Fear of dreams
Onomatophobia — Fear of hearing a certain word or of names
Ophidiophobia — Fear of snakes
Ophthalmophobia — Fear of being stared at
Opiophobia — Fear of medical doctors prescribing needed pain medications for patients
Optophobia — Fear of opening one's eyes
Ornithophobia — Fear of birds
Orthophobia — Fear of property
Ostraconophobia — Fear of shellfish
Ouranophobia — Fear of heaven

The Phobia List: P

Pagophobia — Fear of ice or frost
Panophobia — Fear of everything
Panthophobia — Fear of suffering or disease
Papaphobia — Fear of the Pope
Papyrophobia — Fear of paper
Paralipophobia — Fear of neglecting duty or neglecting 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
Peccatophobia — Fear of sinning
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
Phagophobia — Fear of swallowing or eating
Phalacrophobia — Fear of becoming bald
Pharmacophobia — Fear of taking medicine or drugs
Phengophobia — Fear of daylight or sunshine
Philemaphobia — Fear of kissing
Philophobia — Fear of falling in love or being in love
Philosophobia — Fear of philosophy
Phobophobia — Fear of phobias
Phonophobia — Fear of noises, voices, one's own voice, or telephones
Photoaugliaphobia — Fear of glaring lights
Photophobia — Fear of light
Phronemophobia — Fear of thinking
Phthisiophobia — Fear of tuberculosis
Placophobia — Fear of tombstones
Plutophobia — Fear of wealth
Pneumatiphobia — Fear of spirits
Pnigerophobia — Fear of choking of being smothered
Pogonophobia — Fear of beards
Poliosophobia — Fear of contracting poliomyelitis
Politicophobia — Fear of politicians
Polyphobia — Fear of many things
Ponophobia — Fear of overworking or of pain
Porphyrophobia — Fear of the color purple
Potamophobia — Fear of rivers or running water
Potophobia — Fear of alcohol
Proctophobia — Fear of rectums
Prosophobia — Fear of progress
Psellismophobia — Fear of stuttering
Psychophobia — Fear of the mind
Psychrophobia — Fear of the cold
Pteromerhanophobia — Fear of flying
Pteronophobia — Fear of being tickled by feathers
Pupaphobia — Fear of puppets
Pyrexiophobia — Fear of fever

The Phobia List: Q

The Phobia List: R

Radiophobia — Fear of radiation or x-rays
Ranidaphobia — Fear of frogs
Rectophobia — Fear of rectums or rectal diseases
Rhabdophobia — Fear of being severely punished, beaten by a rod, or severely criticized
Rhypophobia — Fear of defecation
Rhytiphobia — Fear of getting wrinkles
Rupophobia — Fear of dirt
Russophobia — Fear of Russians

The Phobia List: S

Samhainophobia — Fear of Halloween
Satanophobia — Fear of Satan or The Devil
Scabiophobia — Fear of scabies
Scelerophibia — Fear of bad men or burglars
Sciaphobia — Fear of shadows
Scoleciphobia — Fear of worms
Scolionophobia — Fear of school
Scopophobia — Fear of being seen or stared at
Scoptophobia — Fear of blindness in visual field
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
Siderodromophobia — Fear of trains, railroads, or train travel
Siderophobia — Fear of stars
Sinistrophobia — Fear of things to the left or left-handed
Sinophobia — Fear of China, Chinese, or Chinese culture
Sitiophobia — Fear of food or eating
Soceraphobia — Fear of parents-in-law
Social Phobia — Fear of 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
Spheksophobia — Fear of wasps
Stasibasiphobia — Fear of standing or walking
Statue Phobia — Fear of statues or effigies
Staurophobia — Fear of crosses or the crucifix
Stenophobia — Fear of narrow things or places
Symbolophobia — Fear of symbolism
Symmetrophobia — Fear of symmetry
Syngenesophobia — Fear of relatives

The Phobia List: T

Tachophobia — Fear of speed
Taeniophobia — Fear of tapeworms
Taphephobia — Fear of being buried alive or cemeteries
Tapinophobia — Fear of being contagious
Taurophobia — Fear of bulls
Technophobia — Fear of technology or computers
Teleophobia — Fear of definite plans or Religious ceremony
Telephonophobia — Fear of telephones
Teratophobia — Fear of bearing a deformed child, monsters, or deformed people
Testophobia — Fear of taking tests
Tetanophobia — Fear of lockjaw or tetanus
Textophobia — Fear of certain fabrics
Thalassophobia — Fear of the sea or the ocean
Thanatophobia — Fear of death, dying, being buried, cremation, or entombment
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 surgery or surgical operations
Topophobia — Fear of fear of certain places or situations
Toxicophobia — Fear of poison or being accidently poisoned
Traumatophobia — Fear of injury or battle
Tremophobia — Fear of trembling
Trichinophobia — Fear of trichinosis
Trichopathophobia — Fear of hair
Triskaidekaphobia — Fear of the number 13
Tropophobia — Fear of moving or making changes
Trypanophobia — Fear of injections
Tyrannophobia — Fear of tyrants

The Phobia List: U

Urophobia — Fear of urine or urinating

The Phobia List: V

Vaccinophobia — Fear of vaccination
Verminophobia — Fear of germs
Vestiphobia — Fear of clothing
Virginitiphobia — Fear of rape
Vitricophobia — Fear of step-father's

The Phobia List: W

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

The Phobia List: 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 — Fear of wood, wooden objects, or forests
Xyrophobia — Fear of razors

The Phobia List: Y

The Phobia List: Z

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

Thanks to Fredd Culbertson for compiling the original list on which this is based.

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