List of Phobias (400+)

List of Phobias (400+)

Not all phobias in this list are individually recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Instead, the majority of phobias listed herein fall under the category of “specific phobias.”


Ablutophobia – Fear of bathing.
Acarophobia – Fear of tiny insects that cause itching.
Acerophobia – Fear of sourness.
Acousticophobia – Fear of noise.
Acrophobia – Fear of heights. (Hypsiphobia)
Aeroacrophobia – Fear of open high places.
Aeronausiphobia – Fear of vomiting due to airsickness.
Aerophobia – Fear of flying. (Aviophobia)
Agoraphobia – Fear of crowded places. (Demophobia)
Agraphobia – Fear of sexual abuse. (Contreltophobia, Enochlophobia)
Agrizoophobia – Fear of wild animals.
Aichmophobia – Fear of sharp objects.
Ailurophobia – Fear of cats.
Albuminurophobia – Fear of kidney disease.
Alektorophobia – Fear of chickens.
Algophobia – Fear of pain.
Alliumphobia – Fear of garlic.
Allodoxaphobia – Fear of opinions.
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.
Anatidaephobia – Fear of being constantly watched by a duck.
Ancraophobia – Fear of wind. (Anemophobia)
Androphobia – Fear of men. (Hominophobia)
Anginophobia – Fear of angina, choking or narrowness.
Anglophobia – Fear of England or English culture.
Angrophobia – Fear of anger or of becoming angry.
Ankylophobia – Fear of joint immobility.
Anthophobia – Fear of flowers.
Anthropophobia – Fear of people or society.
Antlophobia – Fear of floods.
Anuptaphobia – Fear of staying single.
Apeirophobia – Fear of infinity.
Apotemnophobia – Fear of persons with amputations.
Aquaphobia – Fear of water.
Arachibutyrophobia – Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.
Arachnophobia – Fear of spiders.
Asthenophobia – Fear of fainting or weakness.
Astrophobia – Fear of stars or celestial space.
Asymmetriphobia – Fear of asymmetrical things.
Ataxiophobia – Fear of muscular incoordination.
Ataxophobia – Fear of disorder or untidiness.
Atelophobia– Fear of imperfection.
Atephobia – Fear of ruins.
Athazagoraphobia – Fear of being forgotten or ignored.
Atheophobia – Fear of atheists.
Atomosophobia – Fear of atomic explosions.
Aulophobia – Fear of flutes.
Aurophobia – Fear of gold.
Auroraphobia – Fear of Northern lights.
Automysophobia – Fear of being dirty.
Autophobia – Fear of being alone. (Isolophobia)


Ballistophobia – Fear of missiles or bullets.
Bolshephobia – Fear of Bolsheviks.
Barophobia – Fear of gravity.
Basophobia – Fear of falling.
Bathmophobia – Fear of stairs or steep slopes. (Climacophobia)
Bathophobia – Fear of depth.
Bibliophobia – Fear of books.
Blennophobia – Fear of slime.
Bogyphobia – Fear of the bogeyman.
Botanophobia – Fear of plants.
Bromidrosiphobia – Fear of body smells.
Brontophobia – Fear of thunder and lightning. (Ceraunophobia, Keraunophobia, Astraphobia, Astrapophobia)
Bufonophobia – Fear of toads.


Cacophobia – Fear of ugliness.
Cainophobia – Fear of newness, novelty.
Cancerophobia – Fear of cancer.
Cardiophobia – Fear of the heart.
Carnophobia – Fear of meat.
Catagelophobia – Fear of being ridiculed. (aka Katagelophobia)
Catapedaphobia – Fear of jumping from high and low places.
Chaetophobia – Fear of hair.
Chemophobia – Fear of chemicals or working with chemicals.
Cherophobia – Fear of happiness.
Chionophobia – Fear of snow.
Chiraptophobia – Fear of being touched. (Haphephobia)
Chirophobia – Fear of hands.
Chiroptophobia – Fear of bats.
Coulrophobia – Fear of clowns.
Chorophobia – Fear of dancing.
Chrometophobia or Chrematophobia – Fear of money.
Chromophobia – Fear of colors.
Chronophobia – Fear of time.
Chronomentrophobia – Fear of clocks.
Claustrophobia – Fear of confined spaces. (Cleithrophobia, Cleisiophobia)
Cleptophobia – Fear of stealing.
Clinophobia – Fear of going to bed.
Cnidophobia – Fear of stings.
Cometophobia – Fear of comets.
Coimetrophobia – Fear of cemeteries.
Coitophobia – Fear of sexual intercourse. (Genophobia)
Coprastasophobia – Fear of constipation.
Coprophobia – Fear of feces.
Consecotaleophobia – Fear of chopsticks.
Coulrophobia – Fear of clowns.
Cremnophobia – Fear of precipices.
Cryophobia – Fear of extreme cold, ice, or frost. (Cheimaphobia, Cheimatophobia, Frigophobia, Psychrophobia)
Crystallophobia – Fear of crystals or glass.
Cyanophobia – Fear of the color blue.
Cyclophobia – Fear of bicycles.
Cymophobia – Fear of waves or wave like motions.
Cynophobia – Fear of dogs.
Cypridophobia – Fear of prostitutes or venereal disease.


Decidophobia – Fear of making decisions.
Defecaloesiophobia – Fear of painful bowel movements.
Deipnophobia – Fear of dining or dinner conversations.
Dementophobia – Fear of insanity. (Agateophobia)
Demonophobia – Fear of demons.
Dendrophobia – Fear of trees.
Dentophobia – Fear of dentists.
Dermatophobia – Fear of skin disease.
Dextrophobia – Fear of objects at the right side of the body.
Diabetophobia – Fear of diabetes.
Dikephobia – Fear of justice.
Dinophobia – Fear of dizziness or whirlpools.
Diplophobia – Fear of double vision.
Dipsophobia – Fear of drinking alcohol. (methyphobia)
Dishabiliophobia – Fear of undressing in front of someone.
Disposophobia – Fear of throwing stuff out. Hoarding.
Doraphobia – Fear of fur or skins of animals.
Dromophobia – Fear of crossing streets.
Dutchphobia – Fear of the Dutch.
Dysmorphophobia – Fear of deformity.
Dystychiphobia – Fear of accidents.


Ecclesiophobia– Fear of churches.
Ecophobia – Fear of home.
Eisoptrophobia – Fear of mirrors.
Electrophobia – Fear of electricity.
Eleutherophobia – Fear of freedom.
Emetophobia – Fear of vomiting.
Enetophobia – Fear of pins.
Enosiophobia – Fear of criticism or committing a sin.
Eosophobia – Fear of dawn or daylight.
Ephebiphobia – Fear of teenagers.
Epistaxiophobia – Fear of nosebleeds.
Epistemophobia – Fear of knowledge. (Gnosiophobia)
Equinophobia – Fear of horses. (Hippophobia)
Ergophobia – Fear of work. (Ergasiophobia)
Erotophobia – Fear of sex or sexual questions.
Euphobia – Fear of hearing good news.
Erythrophobia – Fear of blushing.


Francophobia – Fear of France or French culture. (Gallophobia)


Gamophobia – Fear of marriage.
Geliophobia – Fear of laughter.
Gelotophobia – Fear of being laughed at.
Geniophobia – Fear of chins.
Genuphobia – Fear of knees.
Gephyrophobia – Fear of crossing bridges.
Germanophobia – Fear of Germany, German culture, or German people.
Gerontophobia – Fear of old people or of growing old.
Geumaphobia – Fear of taste.
Glossophobia – Fear of public speaking.
Graphophobia – Fear of writing.
Gynophobia – Fear of women.


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.
Hemophobia – Fear of blood.
Heresyphobia – Fear of challenges to official doctrine or of radical deviation.
Herpetophobia – Fear of reptiles or creepy, crawly things.
Heterophobia – Fear of the opposite sex.
Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia – Fear of the number 666.
Hierophobia – Fear of priests or sacred things.
Hobophobia – Fear of bums or homeless people.
Hodophobia – Fear of road travel.
Hormephobia – Fear of shock.
Homichlophobia – Fear of fog.
Homilophobia – Fear of sermons.
Homophobia – Fear of homosexuality.
Hoplophobia – Fear of firearms.
Hydrargyophobia – Fear of mercurial medicines.
Hydrophobophobia – Fear of rabies.
Hygrophobia – Fear of liquids, dampness, or moisture.
Hylophobia – Fear of forests.
Hypengyophobia – Fear of responsibility.
Hypnophobia – Fear of sleep or of being hypnotized.


Iatrophobia– Fear 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. (Entomophobia)
Isopterophobia – Fear of termites, insects that eat wood.


Japanophobia – Fear of Japan, Japanese culture, or Japanese people.
Judeophobia – Fear of Jews.


Kakorrhaphiophobia– Fear of failure. (Atychiphobia)
Katsaridaphobia – Fear of cockroaches.
Kenophobia – Fear of voids or empty spaces.
Kinetophobia – Fear of movement.
Koinoniphobia – Fear of rooms.
Kolpophobia – Fear of female genitals (aka Eurotophobia)
Kopophobia – Fear of fatigue.
Kosmikophobia – Fear of cosmic phenomenon.
Kyphophobia – Fear of stooping.


Lachanophobia – Fear of vegetables.
Laliophobia – Fear of speaking.
Leprophobia – 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.
Logizomechanophobia – Fear of computers. (Cyberphobia)
Logophobia – Fear of words. (Verbophobia)
Luiphobia – Fear of lues, syphilis.
Lutraphobia – Fear of otters.


Macrophobia – Fear of long waits.
Mageirocophobia – Fear of cooking.
Maieusiophobia – Fear of childbirth.
Malaxophobia – Fear of love play.
Mastigophobia – Fear of punishment.
Mechanophobia – Fear of machines.
Medomalacuphobia – Fear of losing an erection.
Megalophobia – Fear of large things.
Melissophobia – Fear of bees. (Apiphobia)
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.
Microphobia – Fear of small things.
Mnemophobia – Fear of memories.
Mottephobia – Fear of moths.
Mycophobia – Fear of mushrooms.
Myrmecophobia – Fear of ants.
Mysophobia – Fear of germs. (aka Germaphobia, Verminophobia, Bacteriophobia, and Bacillophobia)
Mythophobia – Fear of myths or false statements.


Negrophobia – Fear of black people.
Nelophobia – Fear of glass.
Neopharmaphobia – Fear of new drugs.
Nephophobia – Fear of clouds.
Noctiphobia – Fear of the night.
Nomatophobia – Fear of names.
Nomophobia – Fear of being without your phone.
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. (Gymnophobia)
Numerophobia – Fear of numbers. (Arithmophobia)
Nyctohylophobia – Fear of dark wooded areas or of forests at night
Nyctophobia – Fear of the dark. (Achluphobia, Myctophobia, Lygophobia)


Obesophobia – Fear of gaining weight. (Pocrescophobia)
Ochophobia – Fear of automobiles.
Octophobia – Fear of the number 8.
Odontophobia – Fear of teeth or dental surgery.
Oenophobia – Fear of wines.
Olfactophobia – Fear of smells.
Ombrophobia – Fear of rain.
Ommetaphobia – Fear of eyes.
Omphalophobia – Fear of belly buttons.
Oneirophobia – Fear of dreams.
Oneirogmophobia – Fear of wet dreams.
Onomatophobia – Fear of hearing a certain word or of names.
Ophidiophobia – Fear of snakes.
Opiophobia – Fear of opioids.
Ornithophobia – Fear of birds.
Orthophobia – Fear of property.
Ostraconophobia – Fear of shellfish.
Ouranophobia – Fear of heaven.


Panthophobia – Fear of suffering and disease.
Panophobia – Fear of everything.
Papaphobia – Fear of the Pope.
Papyrophobia – Fear of paper.
Paraphobia – Fear of sexual perversion.
Parasitophobia – Fear of parasites.
Paraskavedekatriaphobia – Fear of Friday the 13th.
Parthenophobia – Fear of virgins or young girls.
Patroiophobia – Fear of heredity.
Peccatophobia – Fear of sinning or imaginary crimes.
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.
Phalacrophobia – Fear of going bald.
Phallophobia – Fear of an erect penis.
Pharmacophobia – Fear of drugs.
Phasmophobia – Fear of ghosts.
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.
Photoaugliaphobia – Fear of glaring lights.
Photophobia – Fear of light.
Phronemophobia – Fear of thinking.
Placophobia – Fear of tombstones.
Plutophobia – Fear of wealth.
Pneumatiphobia – Fear of spirits.
Pnigophobia – Fear of choking or 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.
Pornophobia – Fear of pornography.
Porphyrophobia – Fear of the color purple.
Potamophobia – Fear of rivers or running water.
Pharmacophobia – Fear of drugs.
Prosophobia – Fear of progress.
Psellismophobia – Fear of stuttering.
Psychophobia – Fear of mind.
Pteronophobia – Fear of being tickled by feathers.
Pupaphobia – Fear of puppets. (Automatonophobia)
Pyrexiophobia – Fear of fever. (Febriphobia)
Pyrophobia – Fear of fire. (Arsonphobia)


Quadraphobia – fear of the number four.
Quadriplegiphobia – fear of quadriplegics or fear of becoming a quadriplegic.
Quintaphobia – fear of the number five.


Radiophobia – Fear of radiation.
Rectophobia – Fear of rectums. (Proctophobia)
Rhytiphobia – Fear of getting wrinkles.
Rupophobia – Fear of dirt.
Russophobia – Fear of Russians.


Samhainophobia – Fear of Halloween.
Sanguivoriphobia – Fear of vampires.
Satanophobia – Fear of Satan.
Scabiophobia – Fear of scabies.
Scelerophobia – Fear of bad men, burglars.
Sciophobia – Fear of shadows.
Scoleciphobia – Fear of worms. (aka Vermiphobia or Helminthophobia)
Scolionophobia – Fear of school. (Didaskaleinophobia)
Scopophobia – Fear of being stared at. (Scoptophobia or Ophthalmophobia)
Scotomaphobia – 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.
Sesquipedalophobia– Fear of long words. (Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia)
Siderodromophobia – Fear of trains or railroads.
Sinophobia – Fear of Chinese, Chinese culture.
Sitophobia – Fear of food or eating. (Cibophobia or Sitiophobia)
Soceraphobia – Fear of parents-in-law.
Sociophobia – Fear of society or people in general.
Somniphobia – Fear of sleep.
Soteriophobia – Fear of dependence on others.
Spacephobia – Fear of outer space.
Spheksophobia – Fear of wasps.
Staurophobia – Fear of crosses or the crucifix.
Stenophobia – Fear of narrow things or places.
Suriphobia – Fear of mice.
Symbolophobia – Fear of symbolism.
Symmetrophobia – Fear of symmetry.
Syngenesophobia – Fear of relatives.
Syphilophobia – Fear of syphilis.


Tachophobia – Fear of speed.
Taeniophobia – Fear of tapeworms.
Taphephobia – Fear of being buried alive or of cemeteries.
Tapinophobia – Fear of being contagious.
Taurophobia – Fear of bulls.
Technophobia – Fear of technology.
Telephonophobia – Fear of telephones.
Testophobia – Fear of taking tests.
Tetanophobia – Fear of lockjaw, tetanus.
Textophobia – Fear of certain fabrics.
Thalassophobia – Fear of the sea.
Thantophobia – Fear of death or dying.
Theatrophobia – Fear of theaters.
Theologicophobia – Fear of theology.
Thermophobia – Fear of heat.
Tokophobia – Fear of pregnancy.
Tomophobia – Fear of surgical operations.
Tonitrophobia – Fear of thunder.
Topophobia – Fear of certain places or situations.
Traumatophobia – Fear of injury.
Tremophobia – Fear of trembling.
Trichinophobia – Fear of trichinosis.
Triskaidekaphobia– Fear of the number 13.
Tropophobia – Fear of moving or making changes.
Trypanophobia – Fear of needles or injections.
Trypophobia – Fear of holes.
Tuberculophobia – Fear of tuberculosis.
Tyrannophobia – Fear of tyrants.


Urophobia – Fear of urine or urinating.


Vaccinophobia – Fear of vaccines.
Venustraphobia – Fear of beautiful women.
Vestiphobia – Fear of clothing.
Virginitiphobia – Fear of rape.
Vitricophobia – Fear of step-father.


Walloonphobia – Fear of the Walloons.
Wiccaphobia – Fear of witches and witchcraft.


Xanthophobia – Fear of the color yellow.
Xenoglossophobia – Fear of foreign languages.
Xenophobia – Fear of strangers or foreigners.
Xerophobia – Fear of dryness.
Xylophobia – Fear of wooden objects or forests.
Xyrophobia – Fear of razors.


Ymophobia – Fear of contrariety.


Zelophobia – Fear of jealousy.
Zeusophobia – Fear of god or gods.
Zemmiphobia – Fear of the great mole rat.
Zoophobia – Fear of animals.