Word of the week – phobia


Line breaks: pho¦bia

Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊbɪə

noun
  • An extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something: she suffered from a phobia about birds

synonyms

abnormal fear, irrational fear, obsessive fear, fear, dread, horror, terror, dislike, hatred, loathing, detestation, distaste, aversion, mania, neurosis, anxiety, obsession

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