Spoonerisms in English Language

Spoonerisms in English Language

What is a spoonerism?

 

A spoonerism is the transposition of the initial sounds of two or more words, as in sons of toil in place of tons of soil. It happens because of the slip of the tongue and a very common phenomenon in our everyday speech. The term spoonerism is derived from the name of the Reverend Dr William A. Spooner, Dean and Warden of New College, Oxford.

 

Here are a few spoonerisms:

 

Correct Version                               

Spoonerism

Belly jeans Jelly beans
Eye ball Bye all
Fight in your race Right in your face
Ready as a stock Steady as a rock
No tails Toe nails
Bowl of salad Soul of ballad
Flat battery Bat flattery
Lighting a fire Fighting a liar
To bridge the gap To gap the bridge
Food in her mouth Mouth in her food
Let the cat out of the bag Let the bag out of the cat
A well-oiled bicycle A well-boiled icicle
A crushing blow A blushing crow
Our dear old queen Our queer old dean
It is customary to kiss the bride  It is kisstomary to cuss the bride
Whore’s bed Boar’s head
Rough time Tough rhyme
Show you to a seat Sew you to a sheet
A half-warmed fish A half-formed wish
Our shoving leopard Our loving shepherd
Is the dean busy? Is the bean dizzy?
You have missed my history lecture. You have hissed my mystery lecture.
May I show you to another seat? May I sew you to another sheet?
I must mend the sail I must send the mail
You have wasted a whole term. You will leave Oxford on the next down train. You have tasted a whole worm. You will leave Oxford on the next town drain

 

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Pangrams in English Language

Pangrams in English Language

 

A pangram, or holoalphabetic sentence is the one which contains every letter of the alphabet at least once. Pangrams are generally used to display typefaces and develop skills in handwriting, calligraphy, and keyboarding.

 

For example

 

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

 

The perfect pangram is the one in which a 26-letter sentence containing every letter of the alphabet exactly once.

 

For example

 

Mr Jock, TV quiz PhD, bags few lynx

Frowzy things plumb vex’d Jack Q

Jump dogs, why vex Fritz Blank QC?

The glib czar junks my VW Fox PDQ

 

 

But it is quite challenging to write such pangram sentences with the same number of letters using them only once. Abbreviations and obscure phrases may be used here which are hard to understand.  So we find the pangram sentences containing more than 26 letters and letter of alphabet sometimes used more than once.

 

List of commonly used pangrams have been provided here

 

Jived fox nymph grabs quick waltz. – 28 letters

Glib jocks quiz nymph to vex dwarf. – 28 letters

Waltz, bad nymph, for quick jigs vex. – 28 letters

Quick zephyrs blow, vexing daft Jim. – 29 letters

Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow. – 29 letters

How vexingly quick daft zebras jump! – 30 letters

Two driven jocks help fax my big quiz. – 30 letters

Fickle jinx bog dwarves spy math quiz. – 31 letters

Public junk dwarves hug my quartz fox. – 31 letters

Quick fox jumps nightly above wizard. – 31 letters

Five quacking zephyrs jolt my wax bed. – 31 letters

The five boxing wizards jump quickly. – 31 letters

Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs. – 32 letters

When zombies arrive, quickly fax judge Pat. – 35 letters

Jinxed wizards pluck ivy from the big quilt. – 36 letters

Woven silk pyjamas exchanged for blue quartz. – 38 letters

Foxy diva Jennifer Lopez wasn’t baking my quiche. – 41 letters

My girl wove six dozen plaid jackets before she quit. – 43 letters

A quivering Texas zombie fought republic linked jewelry. – 48 letters

Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size.-  49 letters

The job requires extra pluck and zeal from every young wage earner. – 55 letters

 

 

Palindromes in English Language

 

 

COMMON PALINDROMES IN ENGLISH

 

What are palindromes?

 

          A palindrome is a word, phrase, number or a sentence which can be meaningfully read in either direction.

 

Examples of Palindromes

 

madama word

never odd or evena phrase

10801 a number

step on no pets a sentence

 

It is quite interesting and fun to learn about palindromes. Some facts about them are mentioned below.

 

Tattarrattat

It is the longest single word palindrome in the English language, appeared in the Oxford English Dictionary and coined by James Joyce in Ulysses (1922) for a knock on the door.

 

Malayalam

It is the longest palindromic language-name, the mother tongue of the people of Kerala.

 

Kanakanak

It is the longest palindromic place-name which is near Dillingham Alaska, USA.

 

Saippuakivikauppias

The 19-letter longest known Finnish palindromic word which means “a dealer in caustic soda”.

 

Lewd did I live & evil I did dwel.

This is said to the first palindromic sentence in English appeared in 1614.

 

Some common and frequently used Palindromes in English Language:

Single Word Palindromes:

Anna

Civic

Deed

Deified

Eve

Eye

Kayak

Level

Madam

Mom

Noon

Nun

Peep

Racecar

Radar

Redder

Redivider

Refer

Repaper

Rotator

Rotor

Sagas

Solos

Stats

Tenet

Wow

 

Number Palindromes:

10801

5885

191

313

 

Name Palindromes:

Hannah

Ada

Anna

Bob

Nitin

Otto

Lon Nol

Nisio Isin

 

Phrases and Sentences Palindromes:

Don’t nod.

Eva, can I see bees in a cave?

I did, did I?

My gym.

No lemon, no melon.

Red rum, sir, is murder.

Top spot.

Live not on evil.

Madam, I’m Adam.

Never odd or even.

No ‘x’ in Nixon.

A man-a plan-a canal-Panama!

Able was I ere I saw Elba.

Did Hannah see bees? Hannah did!

Did I one take Kate? No, I did.

Emil asleep, Hannah peels a lime.

Eva, can I stab bats in a cave?

I roamed under it as a tried, nude Maori.

No misses ordered roses, Simon.

No mists reign at Tangier, St Simon!

Sit on a potato pan, Otis.

Step on no pets.

Too bad I hid a boot.

Was it a car or a cat I saw?

Doc, note. I dissent. A fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod.

 

Palindromes by whole words:

Sometimes palindromes use whole words instead of individual letters. Here the total sentence contains the words which are the same even if you reverse their order.

 

First ladies rule the State and state the rule: ladies first.

So patient a doctor to doctor a patient so!

You can cage a swallow, can’t you, but you can’t swallow a cage, can you?

God knows man. What is doubtful is what man knows God.

Women understand men; few men understand women.

Bores are people that say that people are bores.

King, are you glad you are king?

What! So he hanged, is he? So what?

 

 

 

 

Vowel Words in English

 

Vowel Words in English

 

   It is considered that the English Language has the largest vocabulary of all languages in the world. Most of the words in English are a combination of vowels and consonants.  Some of the vowel words in English have been explained here.

Here we have quite interesting collection of the words having all five vowels (A,I,E,O,U) in each.

 

The shortest words containing all the five vowels in each only once:

EUNOIA (6 letters) – alertness of mind and will

EUODIA (6 letters) – the name of a woman in the New Testament)

EUBOIA (6 letters) – the largest Greek Island in the Aegean Sea

SEQUOIA (7 letters) – a very big tree found in California

AERIOUS (7 letters)

DIALOGUE (8 letters)

EQUATION (8 letters)

 

The longest word containing all the five vowels:

SULPHONPHTHALEINS (17letter)

 

The shortest sentence with all the vowels:

I APE YOU

The shortest words containing all the five vowels in each in an alphabetical order:

 AERIOUS

ABSTEMIOUS

ARSENIOUS

ARTERIOUS

FACETIOUS

The words which contain all the five vowels in the reverse alphabetical order:

 DUOLITERAL

UNORIENTAL

SUBCONTINENTAL

The words contain the six vowels (Y as a vowel) in an alphabetical order:

ABSTEMIOUSLY

FACETIOUSLY

Here is a list of some other words which contain all five vowels:

 

auriferous

authentication

authorities

authorize

automobile

cauliflower

consequential

education

equation

evacuation

mensuration

miraculousness

misbehaviour

misdemeanour

multimillionaire

permutation

precarious

precaution

regulation

remuneration

sequoia

tambourine

unobjectionable

unostentatious

 

Here is a list of the words which contain six vowels (Y as a vowel):

 

abstemiously

adventitiously

aeronautically

ambidextrously

coequality

communicatively

conceptuality

devolutionary

documentarily

educationally

elocutionary

encouragingly

eulogistically

evolutionary

facetiously

gesticulatory

grandiloquently

gregariously

immunotherapy

instantaneously

insurrectionary

magniloquently

miscellaneously

mouthwateringly

nefariously

neurologically

neuropathically

ostentatiously

overmaturity

pertinaciously

precautionary

questionably

questionary

renunciatory

revolutionarily

sequaciously

simultaneously

subordinately

supermajority

tenaciously

uncomplimentary

uncopyrightable

unemployability

unquestionably

volumetrically

 

 

 

 

 

Mania Words in English

Mania means excessive interest or love. English words with the suffix ‘mania’ describe an obsessive enthusiasm or desire that the people have for something. Some mania words also represent a serious mental illness or disorder in medical terms.

 

Here is a comprehensive list of 500 plus important Mania Words in English arranged in alphabetical order.

 

Mania Words

Definition

A – Mania Words in English 

Ablutomania Excessive interest or love for washing or bathing
Acaromania Excessive interest or love for itching
Aceromania Excessive interest or love for sourness or sour things
Achluomania Excessive interest or love for darkness
Acousticomania Excessive interest or love for noise
Acromania Excessive interest or love for heights, high places
Acronymania Excessive interest or love for the use of acronyms or initialisms
Aeroacromania Excessive interest or love for open high places
Aeronauseomania Excessive interest or love for air sickness
Agateomania Excessive interest or love for insanity
Agathomania Excessive interest or love for kindness
Agoramania Excessive interest or love for open or public places
Agriozoomania Excessive interest or love for wild animals
Agyromania Excessive interest or love for streets or crossing them
Aichmomania Excessive interest or love for sharp or pointed objects
Aidoiomania Uncontrollable obsession for sex
Ailuromania Excessive interest or love for cats
Albuminuromania Excessive interest or love for kidney disease
Alcoholomania Excessive interest or love for Alcohol
Alektoromania Excessive interest or love for roosters or chickens
Algomania Excessive interest or love for pain
Allodoxamania Excessive interest or love for different opinions
Altomania Excessive interest or love for heights, high places
Amathomania Excessive interest or love for dust
Amaxomania Excessive interest or love for vehicles
Ambulomania Excessive interest or love for walking
Americomania Excessive interest or love for America
Amnesiomania Excessive interest or love for forgetting
Amychomania Excessive interest or love for being scratched
Andromania Excessive interest or love for men
Anginomania Excessive interest or love for angina, choking tightness
Anglomania Excessive interest or  obsession with England and the English
Ankylomania Excessive interest or love for immobility of a joint
Anthomania or Florimania Excessive interest or passionate enthusiasm for flowers
Anthropomania Excessive interest or love for people or society
Antlomania Excessive interest or love for floods
Anuptomania Excessive interest or love for staying single
Apeiromania Excessive interest or love for infinity
Aphenomania Excessive interest or love for riches, wealth
Aphrodisiomania Excessive interest or abnormal sexual interest
Apimania or Apiomania Excessive interest or love for bees
Apotemnomania Excessive interest or love for persons with amputations
Arachibutyromania Excessive interest or love for peanut butter sticking in one’s mouth
Arachnomania Excessive interest or love for spiders
Arithmomania Excessive interest or bsessive craze for numbers
Arithomania Excessive interest or love for counting objects
Astromania Excessive interest or love for stars or celestial space
Asymmetromania Excessive interest or love for asymmetrical things
Ataxiomania Excessive interest or love for loss of muscular coordination
Ataxomania Excessive interest or love for disorder or untidiness
Atelomania Excessive interest or love for imperfection
Atemania Excessive interest or love for ruin or ruins
Athazagoramania Excessive interest or love for forgetfulness or being forgotton
Atomosomania Excessive interest or love for atomic explosions
Atychimania Excessive interest or love for failure or misfortune
Augomania Excessive interest or love for bright lights, glare, sunlight
Aulomania Excessive interest or love for flutes
Auromania Excessive interest or love for gold
Auroromania Excessive interest or love for the Northern Lights
Autodysomomania Excessive interest or love for bad odors or people with them
Automania Excessive interest or obsession with motor vehicles and motoring
Automatonomania Excessive interest or love for automatons
Automysomania Excessive interest or love for being dirty
Autophonomania Excessive interest or love for suicide
Aviatomania Excessive interest or love for flying

B – Mania Words in English

Bacillomania Excessive interest or love for microbes
Bacteriomania Excessive interest or love for bacteria
Balletomania Excessive interest or fondness for ballet
Ballistomania Excessive interest or love for missiles, including bullets
Balloonomania Excessive interest or obsessive passion for balloons and ballooning
Bancomania Excessive interest or a craze for establishing banks
Baromania Excessive interest or love for gravity
Basimania Excessive interest or love for falling or being unable to stand
Bathymania Excessive interest or love for depth or deep water
Batrachomania Excessive interest or love for amphibians such as frogs
Beatlemania Excessive interest or love for the beatles
Belonemania Excessive interest or bsession for sharp, pointed objects
Bibliokleptomania Excessive interest or love for stealing books
Bibliomania Excessive interest or craze for books or reading
Biomania Excessive interest or love for nature
Blennomania Excessive interest or love for slime
Blogomania Excessive interest or love for blogs and writing them
Bolshemania Excessive interest or love for Bolsheviks
Botanomania Excessive interest or love for plants
Bromidromania or Bromidrosimania Excessive interest or love for body smells
Brontomania Excessive interest or love for thunder and lightning
Bruxomania Excessive interest or love for grinding one’s teeth
Bufonomania Excessive interest or love for toads

C – Mania Words in English 

Cacodemomania Uncontrollable obsession as one is inhabited by an evil spirit
Cacomania Excessive interest or craze for ugliness
Cainomania or Cainotomania Excessive interest or love for newness, novelty, change
Caligynemania Excessive interest or love for beautiful women
Callomania Excessive interest or love for personal beauty
Canceromania or Carcinomania Excessive interest or love for cancer
Cardiomania Excessive interest or love for the heart
Carnomania Excessive interest or love for the meat
Catabythismomania Uncontrollable obsession for committing suicide by drowning
Catagelomania Excessive interest or love for being ridiculed
Catapedamania Excessive interest or love for jumping from high places
Cathisomania Excessive interest or love for sitting
Catoptromania Excessive interest or love for mirrors
Cenomania Excessive interest or love for empty spaces
Centomania Excessive interest or love for new things or ideas
Ceraunomania Excessive interest or love for thunder and lightning
Chaetomania Excessive interest or love for hair
Cheimatomania Excessive interest or love for the cold or cold things
Chemomania Excessive interest or love for chemicals
Cheromania Excessive interest or love for gaiety
Chinamania Excessive interest or love for China
Chionomania Excessive interest or love for snow
Chiraptomania Excessive interest or love for being touched
Choleromania Excessive interest or love for anger or cholera
Choreomania, Dinomania or Orchestromania Excessive interest or love for dancing
Chromatomania Excessive interest or love for colors
Chrometomania Excessive interest or love for money
Chronomania Excessive interest or love for time
Chronomentromania Excessive interest or love for clocks
Cibomania Excessive interest or love for food
Claustromania Excessive interest or love for confinement
Cleptomania or Kleptomania Uncontrollable urge for stealing
Clinomania Excessive interest or desire to stay in bed
Clithromania Excessive interest or love for being enclosed
Coimetromania Excessive interest or love for cemeteries
Cometomania Excessive interest or love for comets
Coprastasomania Excessive interest or love for constipation
Coprolalomania Excessive interest or love for using foul language
Copromania Excessive interest or love for feces
Coulromania Excessive interest or love for clowns
Countermania Excessive interest or love for fearful situations
Cratomania Excessive interest or love for power and superiority
Cremnomania Excessive interest or love for cliffs and precipices
Cresomania or Plutomania Excessive interest or love for possessing great wealth
Cryomania Excessive interest or love for extreme cold, ice or frost
Crystallomania Excessive interest or love for crystals or glass
Cybermania Excessive interest or love for the internet
Cyclomania Excessive interest or love for bicycling
Cymomania Excessive interest or love for waves or waviness
Cynomania Excessive interest or love for dogs or rabies

D – Mania Words in English

Dacnomania or Homicidomania Excessive interest or love for killing
Daimonomania or Demonomania Excessive interest or obsession for ghosts or demons
Decalcomania Excessive interest or love for decals
Defecaloesiomania Excessive interest or love for painful bowels movements
Deipnomania Excessive interest or love for dining
Dementomania Excessive interest or love for insanity
Demomania or  Ochlomaina Excessive interest or love for people or crowds
Dendromania Excessive interest or love for trees
Dentomania Excessive interest or love for dentists or dentistry
Dermatomania or Dermatosiomania Excessive interest or love for skin disease
Dextromania Excessive interest or love for things on the right
Diabetomania Excessive interest or love for diabetes
Didaskaleinomania Excessive interest or love for going to school
Dikemania Excessive interest or love for justice, lawsuits
Dinomania Excessive interest or love for dancing
Diplomania Excessive interest or love for double vision
Dipsomania Excessive interest or love for drinking (spirits. alcohol)
Discomania Excessive interest or love for disco music
Dishabiliomania Excessive interest or craze for undressing in front of someone
Dontomania Excessive interest or love for teeth
Doramania Excessive interest or obsession with owning furs
Doromania Excessive interest or love obsession with giving gifts
Doxomania Excessive interest or love for opinions or praise
Drapetomania Excessive interest or desire to run away from home
Dromomania Excessive interest or love for longing for travel
Dysmorphomania Excessive interest or love for physical deformity
Dystychimania Excessive interest or love for accidents

E – Mania Words in English

Ecclesiomania Excessive interest or love for church
Ecdemomania Excessive interest or love for wandering
Ecomania or Oikomania Excessive interest or love for home or houses
Egomania Excessive interest or irrational self-centered attitude or self-worship
Eisoptromania Excessive interest or love for mirrors
Electromania Excessive interest or love for electricity
Eleutheromania Excessive interest or love for freedom
Emetomania Excessive interest or love for vomiting
Empleomania Excessive interest or love for being employed in public offices
Enetomania Excessive interest or love for pins
Enissomania Excessive interest or love for attack or criticism
Enochlomania Excessive interest or love for crowds
Enosimania Excessive interest or belief that one has sinned
Entheomania Excessive interest or belief that one is divinely inspired
Entomomania Excessive interest or love for insects
Eosomania Excessive interest or love for dawn or daylight
Ephebomania Excessive interest or love for teenagers
Epistaxiomania Excessive interest or love for nosebleeds
Epistemomania Excessive interest or love for knowledge
Epomania Excessive interest or craze for writing epics
Equinomania Excessive interest or love for horses
Eremomania Excessive interest or love for being oneself or of loneliness
Ereuthomania, Erythromania or Erytomania Excessive interest or love for red or anything red
Ergasiomania,  Ergomania or Workaholism Excessive interest or desire for work
Ergomania Excessive interest or love for being constantly at work
Eromania Excessive interest or love for love, love-making
Erotographomania Excessive interest or love for erotic literature
Etheromania Excessive interest or craving for ether
Ethnomania Excessive interest or love for one’s own people
Eulogomania Excessive interest or love for eulogy
Eumania Excessive interest or love for goodness or good things

F – Mania Words in English

Febrimania or Fibriomania Excessive interest or love for fever
Flagellomania Excessive interest or enthusiasm for flogging
Florimania Excessive interest or love for flowers
Francomania, Gallomania or Galiomania Excessive interest or obsession with France and the French
Frigomania Excessive interest or love for cold or cold things

G – Mania Words in English

Gamomania Excessive interest or love for marriage
Geliomania Excessive interest or love for laughter
Geniomania Excessive interest or love for chins
Genumania Excessive interest or love for knees
Gephyromania Excessive interest or love for crossing bridges
Gerascomania Excessive interest or love for growing old
Germanomania, Teutonomania Excessive interest or love for Germany or German culture
Gerontomania Excessive interest or love for old people
Geumomania Excessive interest or love for taste
Glossomania Excessive interest or love for language or speaking
Gnosiomania Excessive interest or love for knowledge
Goetomania Excessive interest or love for witches and witchcraft
Graphomania Excessive interest or love for writing or script
Grecomania Excessive interest or love for Greece
Gymnomania Excessive interest or love for nakedness or nudity
Gynemania Excessive interest or love for women

H – Mania Words in English

Hademania or Stygiomania Excessive interest or obsession for hell
Hagiomania Excessive interest or love for saints or holy things
Hamartomania Excessive interest or love for sinning or sin
Haptemania or Haphemania Excessive interest or love for being touched
Harpaxomania Excessive interest or love for being robbed
Hedonomania Excessive interest or love for feeling pleasure
Heliomania Excessive interest or love for the sun or sunlight
Hellenologomania Excessive interest or love for Greek words or scientific terms
Helminthomania Excessive interest or love for worms
Hematomania or Hemomania Excessive interest or love for blood
Hereiomania Excessive interest or love for challenges to official doctrine
Herpetomania Excessive interest or love for reptiles
Hexametromania Excessive interest or love for writing in hexameter
Hieromania Excessive interest or love for priests or sacred things
Hippomania Excessive interest or love for horses
Hobomania Excessive interest or love for bums or beggars
Hodomania Excessive interest or love for road travel
Homichlomania Excessive interest or love for fog
Homilomania Excessive interest or love for sermons
Hoplomania Excessive interest or love for firearms
Hormemania Excessive interest or love for shock
Hyalomania or Hyelomania Excessive interest or love for glass
Hydrargyomania Excessive interest or love for mercurial medicines
Hydromania Excessive interest or love for water
Hydrophobomania Excessive interest or love for rabies
Hygromania Excessive interest or love for liquids, dampness or moisture
Hylemania Excessive interest or love for materialism or epilepsy
Hylomania Excessive interest or tendency towards materialism
Hylomania Excessive interest or love for forests
Hypengyomania Excessive interest or love for responsibility
Hypermania Excessive interest or love for severe mania
Hypnomania Excessive interest or love for sleep or hypnosis
Hypomania Excessive interest or love for sleep
Hypsomania Excessive interest or love for height

I – Mania Words in English

Iatromania Excessive interest or love for doctors
Ichthyomania Excessive interest or love for fish
Iconomania Excessive interest or love for pictures or images
Ideomania Excessive interest or love for ideas
Idolomania Excessive interest or love for idols
Illyngomania Excessive interest or love for vertigo
Infomania Excessive interest or devotion to accumulating facts
Insectomania Excessive interest or love for insects
Iomania Excessive interest or love for poison
Islamomania Excessive interest or love for Islam
Islomania Excessive interest or craze for islands
Isolomania Excessive interest or love for solitude, being alone
Isopteromania Excessive interest or love for termites
Italomaina Excessive interest or love for Italy

J – Mania Words in English

Japanomania Excessive interest or love for Japanese things
Judeomania Excessive interest or love for Jews

K – Mania Words in English

Kainomania Excessive interest or love for novelty, innovation
Kainotomania Excessive interest or love for change
Kakorrhaphiomania Excessive interest or love for failure or defeat
Katagelomania Excessive interest or love for ridicule
Kathisomania Excessive interest or love for sitting down
Kenomania Excessive interest or love for empty spaces
Keraunomania Excessive interest or love for thunder and lightning
Kinesomania or Kinetomania Excessive interest or love for movement or motion
Klazomania Excessive interest or love for shouting
Kleptomania or Klopemania Excessive interest or urge for stealing
Koinonimania Excessive interest or love for rooms
Koniomania Excessive interest or love for dust
Kopomania Excessive interest or love for fatigue
Kosmomania Excessive interest or love for cosmos, cosmic phenomena
Kymomania Excessive interest or love for waves or undulation
Kynomania Excessive interest or love for dogs or rabies
Kyphomania Excessive interest or love for stooping

L – Mania Words in English

Lachanomania Excessive interest or love for vegetables
Laliomania or Lalomania Excessive interest or love for speaking
Lepromania Excessive interest or love for leprosy
Letheomania or Narcomania Excessive interest or love for narcotics
Leukomania Excessive interest or love for white colour
Ligyromania Excessive interest or love for loud or shrill noises
Lilapsomania Excessive interest or love for tornadoes and hurricanes
Limnomania Excessive interest or love for lakes
Linonomania Excessive interest or love for string
Litigomania Excessive interest or love for law suits
Logizomechanomania Excessive interest or love for computers
Logomania Excessive interest or love for words
Luimania Excessive interest or love for lues, syphillis
Lutramania Excessive interest or love for otters
Lygomania Excessive interest or love for darkness
Lypemania Excessive interest or love for melancholy, mournfulness
Lyssomania Excessive interest or love for rabies or madness

M – Mania Words in English

Macromania Excessive interest or love for long waits
Mageirocomania Excessive interest or love for cooking
Maieusiomania Excessive interest or love for childbirth
Malaxomania Excessive interest or love for softening, softness
Maniamania Excessive interest or love for insanity
Mantomania Excessive interest or love for ships
Mastigomania Excessive interest or love for punishment
Mechanomania Excessive interest or love for machines
Megalomania Excessive interest or tendency towards grand or grandiose behaviour
Melanomania Excessive interest or love for black color
Melissomania Excessive interest or love for bees
Melomania Excessive interest or craze for music
Meningitomania Excessive interest or love for brain disease
Merinthomania Excessive interest or love for being tied up
Mesmeromania Excessive interest or love for mesmerism
Metallomania Excessive interest or love for metal
Metathesiomania Excessive interest or love for changes
Meteoromania Excessive interest or love for meteors
Methymania Excessive interest or love for alcohol
Metromania Excessive interest or love for poetry
Microbiomania, Bacillomania Excessive interest or love for microbes
Micromania or Mycromania Excessive interest or love for small things
Misomania Excessive interest or love for hatred
Mnemomania Excessive interest or love for memories
Molysmomania Excessive interest or love for contamination
Monomania Excessive interest or love for solitude or being alone
Monopathomania Excessive interest or love for single disease
Morphinomania Excessive interest or desire for morphine
Motoromania Excessive interest or love for motors
Musculomania Excessive interest or love for muscles
Musicomania Excessive interest or love for music
Mycomania Excessive interest or love for mushrooms
Myrmecomania Excessive interest or love for ants
Mysomania Excessive interest or love for dirt or germs
Mythomania Excessive interest or love for myths or gossip and lying or exaggerating

N – Mania Words in English

Necromania Excessive interest or craze for death or dead things
Negromania Excessive interest or love for Africans or African Americans
Nelomania Excessive interest or love for glass
Neomania Excessive interest or love for anything new
Neopharmamania Excessive interest or love for new drugs
Nephomania Excessive interest or love for clouds
Noctimania Excessive interest or love for nights
Nomatomania Excessive interest or love for names
Nomomania Excessive interest or love for cellphones
Nosocomemania Excessive interest or love for hospitals
Nosomania Excessive interest or belief of suffering from a disease
Nostomania Excessive interest or love for returning home
Novercamania Excessive interest or love for one’s stepmother
Nucleomitomania Excessive interest or love for nuclear weapons
Nudomania Excessive interest or love for nudity
Nugae-Mania Excessive interest or love for devotion to trifling things
Numeromania Excessive interest or love for numbers
Nyctohylomania Excessive interest or love for forests at night
Nyctomania Excessive interest or love for dark night
Nymphomania Excessive interest or crazed sexual desire in women

O – Mania Words in English

Obesomania Excessive interest or love for obesity
Ochlomania Excessive interest or love for crowds or mobs
Ochomania Excessive interest or love for vehicles
Octomania Excessive interest or love for the number 8
Odontomania Excessive interest or love for teeth or dentistry
Odynemania or Agliomania Excessive interest or love for pain
Oenomania or inomania Excessive interest or passion for wine
Oikomania Excessive interest or love for being at home
Olfactomania Excessive interest or love for smells
Oligomania Excessive interest or obsession with a few thoughts or ideas
Ombromania Excessive interest or love for rain
Ommatomania or Ommetamania Excessive interest or love for eyes
Oneirogmomania Excessive interest or love for wet dreams
Oneiromania Excessive interest or love for dreams
Oniomania Excessive interest or love for buying things
Oniomania Excessive interest or love for making purchases
Onomamania Excessive interest or love for names
Onomatomania Excessive interest or irresistible desire to repeat certain words
Ophidiomania Excessive interest or love for reptiles
Ophthalmomania Excessive interest or love for being stared or looked at
Opiomania Excessive interest or craving for opium
Opsomania Excessive interest or craving for a particular food
Orchidomania Excessive interest or obsession with orchids
Ornithomania Excessive interest or love for birds
Orthomania Excessive interest or love for property
Osmomania, Osphresiomania Excessive interest or love for smells or odors
Ostraconomania Excessive interest or love for shellfish
Ouranomania or Uranomania Excessive interest or love for heaven

P – Mania Words in English

Paedomania or Pedomania Excessive interest or love for children or dolls
Pagomania Excessive interest or love for ice or frost
Panomania or Pantomania Excessive interest or love for everything
Panthomania Excessive interest or love for suffering and disease
Papamania Excessive interest or love for the Pope
Papyromania Excessive interest or love for paper
Paralipomania Excessive interest or love for neglecting duty or responsibility
Paramania Excessive interest or love for complaining
Parasitomania Excessive interest or love for parasites
Paraskavedekatriamania Excessive interest or love for Friday the 13th
Paratereseomania Excessive interest or love for seeing new sights
Parousiamania Excessive interest or obsession with the second coming of Christ
Parthenomania Excessive interest or love for young girls
Parturimania Excessive interest or love for childbirth
Pathomania Excessive interest or love for moral insanity
Patroiomania Excessive interest or love for heredity
Peccatomania Excessive interest or love for sinning or crimes
Pediculomania Excessive interest or love for lice
Pediomania Excessive interest or love for dolls
Pedomania or Paedomania Excessive interest or love for children or dolls
Peladomania Excessive interest or love for bald people
Pellagromania Excessive interest or love for pellagra
Peniamania Excessive interest or love for poverty
Pentheromania, Novercamania Excessive interest or love for one’s mother-in-law
Phagomania Excessive interest or desire for food or eating
Phalacromania Excessive interest or love for becoming bald
Phallainomania Excessive interest or love for whales
Phallomania Excessive interest or love for penis, esp erect
Phaneromania Excessive interest or love for habit of biting one’s nails
Pharmacomania Excessive interest or love for taking medicines
Phasmomania Excessive interest or love for ghosts
Phengomania Excessive interest or love for daylight or sunshine
Philematomania or Philemomania Excessive interest or love for kissing
Philomania Excessive interest or love for affection, kindness.
Philosomania Excessive interest or love for philosophy, learning
Phobomania Excessive interest or love for fear or phobia
Phonomania Excessive interest or  tendency to murder
Phonomania Excessive interest or love for sounds, voices or telephones
Photomania Excessive interest or love for light
Phronemomania Excessive interest or love for thinking
Phtheiromania Excessive interest or love for lice
Phthisiomania Excessive interest or love for tuberculosis
Phytomania Excessive interest or obsession with collecting plants
Placomania Excessive interest or love for tombstones
Plutomania Excessive interest or love for money
Plutomania Excessive interest or love for wealth
Pluviomania Excessive interest or love for rain
Pneumatomania Excessive interest or love for spirits
Pnigeromania or Pnigomania Excessive interest or love for choking of being smothered
Pogomania Excessive interest or love for beards
Poinemania Excessive interest or love for punishment
Polemomania Excessive interest or love for war
Poliomania Excessive interest or love for poliomyelitis or gray color
Politicomania Excessive interest or love for politics
Polymania Excessive interest or love for many things
Ponomania Excessive interest or love for overworking or of pain
Poriomania Excessive interest or love for travelling to faraway places
Pornographomania or Pornomania Excessive interest or love for pornography
Porphyromania Excessive interest or love for purple colour
Potamomania Excessive interest or love for rivers or running water
Potomania Excessive interest or desire to drink alcohol
Prosomania Excessive interest or love for progress
Psellismomania Excessive interest or love for stuttering
Pseudomania Excessive or irrational predilection for lying
Psychomania Excessive interest or love for conflict within the soul, or between the soul and the body
Psychromania or Frigomania Excessive interest or love for cold
Pteromania Excessive interest or love for feathers or being tickled by them; birds
Pupamania Excessive interest or love for puppets
Pyrexiomania Excessive interest or love for fever
Pyromania Excessive interest or love for setting fire

R – Mania Words in English

Radiomania Excessive interest or love for radiation, x-rays, or radios
Ranomania Excessive interest or love for frogs
Rhabdomania Excessive interest or love for being severely punished or beaten by a rod
Rhypomania Excessive interest or love for defecation
Rhytomania Excessive interest or love for wrinkles or getting wrinkles
Rinkomania Excessive interest or obsession with skating
Rupomania Excessive interest or love for dirt
Russomania Excessive interest or love for Russia and Russians

S – Mania Words in English

Samhainomania Excessive interest or love for halloween
Satanomania Excessive interest or love for Satan
Scabiomania Excessive interest or love for scabies
Sciomania Excessive interest or love for shadows
Scolecimania Excessive interest or love for worms
Scolionomania Excessive interest or love for school
Scopomania Excessive interest or love for being looked at
Scorodomania, Alliumomania Excessive interest or love for garlic
Scotomania, Achluomania or  Nychtomania Excessive interest or love for darkness
Scribbleomania Excessive interest or obsession with scribbling
Scriptomania Excessive interest or love for writing in public
Sebastomania Excessive interest or love for religious insanity
Selachomania Excessive interest or love for sharks
Selamania Excessive interest or love for light flashes
Selenomania Excessive interest or love for the moon
Sesquipedalomania Excessive interest or love for long words
Sexomania Excessive interest or love for sex
Siderodromomania Excessive interest or love for travelling by train
Sideromania Excessive interest or love for iron or steel
Sinistromania Excessive interest or love for things to the left or left-handedness
Sinomania Excessive interest or love for  Chinese things
Sitiomania Excessive interest or desire for food
Soceromania Excessive interest or love for parents-in-law
Sociomania Excessive interest or love for society or people in general
Somnemania Excessive interest or love for sleep or dreams
Sonnettomania Excessive interest or madness for sonnets
Sophomania Excessive interest or love for being incredibly intelligent
Sophomania Excessive interest or love for wisdom or learning
Spermatomania, Spermomania Excessive interest or love for germs
Sphekomania Excessive interest or love for wasps
Squandermania Excessive interest or love for spending money lavishly
Stampomania Excessive interest or obsession with stamp-collecting
Stasemania or  Ambulomania Excessive interest or love for standing or walking
Statuomania Excessive interest or enthusiasm for erecting statues
Stenomania Excessive interest or love for narrow things or places
Stygiomania or Hademania Excessive interest or love for hell
Symbolomania Excessive interest or love for symbolism
Symmetromania Excessive interest or love for symmetry
Syngeneamania Excessive interest or love for relatives

T – Mania Words in English

Tachomania Excessive interest or love for speed
Taeniomania or Teniomania Excessive interest or love for tapeworms
Taphemania Excessive interest or love for of cemeteries or of being buried alive
Tapinomania Excessive interest or love for being contagious
Tauromania Excessive interest or love for bulls
Technomania Excessive interest or craze for technology
Teleomania Excessive interest or love for definite plans
Telephonomania Excessive interest or love for telephones
Teratomania Excessive interest or love for monsters or deformities
Testomania Excessive interest or love for tests and taking tests
Teutomania Excessive interest or love for Germans or German things
Textomania Excessive interest or love for certain fabrics
Thalassomania Excessive interest or love for sea or ocean
Thanatomania Excessive interest or love for death
Thassomania Excessive interest or love for sitting
Theatromania Excessive interest or love for theatres
Theologomania Excessive interest or love for theology or religious study
Theomania Excessive obsession of a person to believe himself or herself to be God
Thermomania Excessive interest or love for heat
Timbromania Excessive interest or craze for stamp collecting
Tocomania Excessive interest or love for pregnancy or childbirth
Tomomania Excessive interest or love for surgical operations
Topomania Excessive interest or love for performing in certain places
Toxicomania Excessive interest or craving for poisons
Toxomania Excessive interest or love for poison or being poisoned
Traumatomania Excessive interest or love for injury
Tremomania Excessive interest or love for trembling
Trichomania Excessive interest or love for hair
Trichopathomania Excessive interest or love for hair disorders
Trichotillomania Excessive interest or love for pulling out one’s own hair
Triskaidekamania Excessive interest or love for the number 13
Tropomania Excessive interest or love for changes
Trypanomania Excessive interest or love for injections
Tuberculomania Excessive interest or love for tuberculosis
Tulipomania Excessive interest or love for tulips
Turkomania Excessive interest or love for Turkey
Typhlomania Excessive interest or love for blindness
Typomania Excessive interest or love for writing for publication
Tyrannomania Excessive interest or love for tyrants

U – Mania Words in English

Uranomania Excessive interest or love for idea of divinity

V – Mania Words in English

Vaccinomania Excessive interest or love for injections or vaccination
Venusomania Excessive interest or love for beautiful women
Verbomania Excessive interest or love for talkativeness
Verminomania Excessive interest or love for germs
Vestimania Excessive interest or love for clothing
Vitricomania Excessive interest or love for stepfather

W – Mania Words in English

Walloonomania Excessive interest or love for Walloons
Wiccomania Excessive interest or love for witches and witchcraft

X -Mania Words in English 

Xanthomania Excessive interest or love for yellow color
Xenoglossomania Excessive interest or love for foreign languages
Xenomania Excessive interest or love for strangers or foreigners
Xeromania Excessive interest or love for dryness
Xeroxomania Excessive interest or love for paper copies
Xylomania Excessive interest or love for wood or forests
Xyromania Excessive interest or love for razors

Z – Mania Words in English

Zelomania Excessive interest or love for jealousy
Zoomania Excessive interest or love for animals

 

 

Common Phobias in English

About Phobia

Common Phobias in English – A phobia is an abnormal and extreme fear of a particular thing or situation, especially one that cannot be reasonably explained. Phobia is a type of anxiety disorder and causes significant distress. People who have phobia will experience an intense fear of a certain object or situation. Several people may have fears about certain situations in their life. These fears are common and are different from phobias as the phobias generally last for a longer time.

 

There are three types of common phobias in english – Specific phobia, Social phobia and Agoraphobia

Specific phobiafear of objects or situations

 

These common phobias are caused by a negative experience with the object or situation.

Common fears in this area are: fear of spiders, fear of snakes, and fear of heights etc.,

These phobias are again categorized into four areas: animal type, natural environment type, situational type and blood-injection-injury type.

These phobias are commonly found among the children in the age group of 10 to 13 years.

Common symptoms of the specific phobias are losing control, panicking and fainting.

Exposure therapy is recommended to treat specific phobias.

 

Social phobia – fear of public speaking, meeting new people or other social situations

 

Social phobia is a social anxiety disorder (SAD), where the person faces an irrational fear in one or more social situations.

The people who suffer from this phobia commonly feel that the other people judge or evaluate them negatively.

It causes major distress and affects the parts their daily life and so people feel embarrassed and humiliated.

People feel excessive shyness and avoid the activities like social interaction, especially small groups, dating, parties, talking to strangers, interviews, etc.

Resultantly, people isolate themselves from others to avoid such situations.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the recommended first line treatment for social anxiety disorder.

 

Agoraphobia – fear of being outside

 

This phobia is an anxiety disorder generally caused by a fear of leaving home or a small familiar ‘safe’ area.

The people suffer from this fear when they become aware that they are unsafe in unfamiliar environments like wide-open spaces, crowd or traveling and cannot be able to escape.

Resultantly, people avoid these areas and are confined to their comfort and safe place, usually their home.

It is very difficult to cure agoraphobia without treatment.

Recommended treatment for this phobia is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and also joining self-help and support groups will benefit the people suffering from this phobia.

 

List of Common Phobias in English

 

PHOBIA

FEAR OF….

Common phobias in English – A

Ablutophobia                                         Strong fear of bathing, washing or cleaning
Achievemephobia Strong fear of success
Achluophobia                                        Strong fear of darkness
Achondroplasiaphobia Strong fear of  midgets
Acousticophobia Strong fear of noise
Acquaphobia Strong fear of water
Acrophobia Strong fear of heights
Aeronausiphobia Strong fear of aeroplanes
Aerophobia Strong fear of flying
Agliophobia Strong fear of pain
Agoraphobia Strong fear of open or public places
Agrizoophobia                                     Strong fear of wild animals
Agyiophobia Strong fear of streets
Agyrophobia                                               Strong fear of crossing the road
Aibohphobia                                         Strong fear of palindromes
Aichmophobia                                              Strong fear of sharp and pointy things (needles, knives, etc.)
Ailurophobia                                           Strong fear of cats
Alektorophobia Strong fear of chickens
Algophobia Strong fear of pain
Alliumphobia Strong fear of garlic
Allodoxaphobia Strong fear of opinions
Altophobia Strong fear of heights
Amathophobia Strong fear of dust
Amaxophobia Strong fear of being in or riding in a vehicle
Anatidaephobia Strong fear that one is being watched by a duck
Androphobia Strong fear of men
Anginophobia Strong fear of choking, angina or chest pain
Anglophobia Strong fear of England or the English
Anthophobia                                                       Strong fear of flowers
Anthropophobia Strong fear of people
Antlophobia Strong fear of floods
Anuptaphobia Strong fear of staying single
Apiphobia                                                   Strong fear of fear of bees
Aquaphobia Strong fear of water
Arachnophobia                                               Strong fear of spiders
Astraphobia                                                             Strong fear of thunder and lightning
Athazagoraphobia Strong fear of being forgotten or ignored
Atychiphobia Strong fear of failure
Aulophobia Strong fear of flutes
Aurophobia                                                                      Strong fear of gold
Automatonophobia                                                    Strong fear of inanimate objects that look like living creature (statue, figure, robot..)
Automysophobia Strong fear of being dirty
Autophobia Strong fear of being abandoned by someone
Aviophobia, Aviatophobia                                               Strong fear of flying

Common phobias in English – B

Bacteriophobia                                                               Strong fear of bacteria and infection
Bananaphobia                                                                 Strong fear of bananas
Basiphobia Strong fear of not being able to stand and walk
Bathophobia Strong fear of depths
Batrachophobia                                                                           Strong fear of amphibians, frogs
Belonephobia Strong fear of pins and needles
Bibliophobia                                                                                     Strong fear of books
Botanophobia                                                                         Strong fear of plants
Brontophobia Strong fear of thunder
Buttonphobia, Koumpounophobia Strong fear of buttons

Common phobias in English – C

Cacomorphobia Strong fear of fat people
Cacophobia Strong fear of ugliness and things that are ugly
Cancerophobia, Carcinophobia Strong fear of cancer
Cardiophobia Strong fear of heart disease
Carnophobia Strong fear of meat
Catoptrophobia Strong fear of mirrors
Cellophobia Strong fear of beauty
Centrophobia Strong fear of being in the centre
Chaetophobia, Hypertrichophobia,   Trichopathophobia Strong fear of hair
Cheimatophobia Strong fear of cold
Chelonaphobia Strong fear of turtles
Chionophobia Strong fear of snow
Chiroptophobia Strong fear of bats
Chorophobia Strong fear of dancing
Chronophobia Strong fear of time
Chronophobia Strong fear of the future (time)
Cibophobia Strong fear of food
Claustrophobia Strong fear of enclosed spaces or small rooms
Clavicophobia Strong fear of collar bones
Cleptophobia, Kleptophobia Strong fear of theft
Climacophobia Strong fear of staircases or of falling down stairs
Coasterphobia Strong fear of roller coasters
Coitophobia, Genophobia  Strong fear of sexual intercourse
Coprostasophobia Strong fear of constipation
Coulrophobia Strong fear of clowns
Cryophobia Strong fear of fear of cold (ice, frost, etc.)
Crystallophobia Strong fear of glass
Cyberphobia Strong fear of fear of computers and working on them
Cymophobia Strong fear of waves
Cynophobia Strong fear of dogs

Common phobias in English – D

Decidophobia Strong fear of making a decision
Demonomania Strong fear of being possessed by evil spirits
Demophobia Strong fear of crowds
Dendrophobia Strong fear of trees
Dentophobia Strong fear of dentists
dermatophobia, Dermatosiophobia Strong fear of skin disease
Dextrophobia Strong fear of objects at the right side of the body
Diabetophobia Strong fear of diabetes
Didaskaleinophobia Strong fear of school
Dipsophobia Strong fear of drinking
Dromophobia Strong fear of crossing streets or wandering
Dysmorphophobia Strong fear of deformity
Dystychiphobia Strong fear of accidents

Common phobias in English – E

Ecclesiophobia Strong fear of churches
Ecophobia Strong fear of one’s home
Electrophobia Strong fear of electricity, electrical appliances
Emetophobia Strong fear of vomiting
Enochlophobia Strong fear of crowds of people or mobs
Entomophobia Strong fear of insects and bugs
Eosophobia Strong fear of dawn or daylight
Ephebiphobia Strong fear of teenagers
Equinophobia Strong fear of horses
Ergasiophobia,Ergophobi or Ponophobia Strong fear of work or finding employment
Erythrophobia Strong fear of blushing
Euphobia Strong fear of hearing good news
Europhobia Strong fear of Europe or European people

Common phobias in English – F

Febriphobia Strong fear of fever
Feminophobia Strong fear of women
Ferrumphobia Strong fear of iron, objects of iron
Francophobia Strong fear of France or the French
Friggatriskaidekaphobia Strong fear of Friday the 13th

Common phobias in English – G

Galeophobia Strong fear of sharks
Gamophobia Strong fear of marriage, commitment
Geliophobia Strong fear of laughter
Gephyrophobia Strong fear of bridges and crossing them
Geraphobia Strong fear of old age
Gerascophobia Strong fear of growing older
Germanophobia Strong fear of Germany or Germans
Gerontophobia Strong fear of old people
Globophobia Strong fear of balloons
Glossophobia Strong fear of public speaking
Gnosiophobia Strong fear of knowledge
Graphophobia Strong fear of writing or handwriting
Gymnophobia or Nudophobia Strong fear of nudity
Gynaephobia, (Gynophobia or Gynephobia) Strong fear of women

Common phobias in English – H

Hadephobia Strong fear of hell
Haemetophobia Strong fear of disease
Hagiophobia Strong fear of saints and holy things
Hamartophobia Strong fear of sin or sinning
Haphephobia Strong fear of thieves
Heliophobia Strong fear of the sun, sunlight, or any bright light
Hematophobia or Hemophobia Strong fear of blood
Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia Strong fear of the number 666
Hierophobia Strong fear of holy people or sacred things
Hippophobia Strong fear of horses
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia Strong fear of long words
Hodophobia Strong fear of travel
Homilophobia Strong fear of sermons
Homophobia Strong fear of same-sex love
Hormephobia Strong fear of shock
Hydrophobophobia or Kynophobia Strong fear of rabies
Hylophobia Strong fear of trees or wood
Hypengyophobia Strong fear of responsibility
Hypnophobia Strong fear of sleep

Common phobias in English – I

Iatrophobia Strong fear of doctors or going to the doctors
Ichthyophobia Strong fear of fish
Indophobia Strong fear of Indians
Ipovlopsychophobia Strong fear of having one’s photo taken
Isolophobia Strong fear of solitude or isolation
Isopterophobia Strong fear of termites or insects

Common phobias in English – J

Japanophobia Strong fear of Japanese
Judeophobia Strong fear of Jews

Common phobias in English – K

Kainolophobia or Kainophobia Strong fear of anything new, novelty
Kakorrhaphiophobia Strong fear of failure or defeat
Katagelophobia Strong fear of ridicule
Kathisophobia Strong fear of sitting down
Katsaridaphobia Strong fear of cockroaches
Kenophobia Strong fear of voids or empty spaces
Keraunophobia Strong fear of thunder and lightning
Kinemortophobia Strong fear of zombies
Kinetophobia Strong fear of movement or motion
Kleptophobia Strong fear of stealing
Koinoniphobia Strong fear of rooms with full of people
Koniophobia or Amathophobia Strong fear of dust
Kopophobia Strong fear of fatigue
Kosmikophobia Strong fear of cosmic phenomenon
Koumpounophobia Strong fear of buttons
Kymophobia Strong fear of waves
Kynophobia or Hydrophobophobia Strong fear of rabies
Kyphophobia Strong fear of stooping

Common phobias in English – L

Lachanophobia Strong fear of vegetables
Laliophobia, Lalophobia or Glossophobia Strong fear of speaking or talking
Lepidopterophobia Strong fear of butterflies
Leprophobia or Lepraphobia Strong fear of leprosy
Leukophobia Strong fear of white color
Levophobia or Sinistrophobia Strong fear of objects to the left side of the body
Ligyrophobia, Acousticophobia or Phonophobia Strong fear of sharp or loud noises
Lilapsophobia Strong fear of tornadoes and hurricanes
Limnophobia Strong fear of marshes or lakes
Liticaphobia or Litigaphobia Strong fear of lawsuits
Lockiophobia, Parturiphobia, Tokophobia or Teratophobia Strong fear of childbirth
Logizomechanophobia, Cyberphobia Strong fear of computers
Logophobia Strong fear of words
Lutraphobia Strong fear of otters
Lygophobia Strong fear of being in dark places or darkness

Common phobias in English – M

Macrophobia Strong fear of long waits
Mageirocophobia Strong fear of cooking
Malaxophobia or Sarmassophobia Strong fear of love play
Maniaphobia Strong fear of insanity
Mastigophobia Strong fear of punishment
Mechanophobia Strong fear of machines
Megalophobia Strong fear of large things
Melanophobia Strong fear of black colour
Melissophobia Strong fear of bees
Melophobia Strong fear of music
Menemophobia Strong fear of wind or drafts
Meningitophobia Strong fear of brain disease
Merinthophobia Strong fear of being bound or tied up
Metallophobia Strong fear of metal
Metathesiophobia Strong fear of changes
Metathesiophobia Strong fear of change
Meteorophobia Strong fear of meteors
Methyphobia Strong fear of alcohol
Metrophobia Strong fear of poetry
Microbiophobia, Bacillophobia Strong fear of microbes
Microphobia Strong fear of small things
Misophobia Strong fear of being contaminated
Mnemophobia Strong fear of memories
Molysmophobia or Molysomophobia Strong fear of dirt or being contaminated
Monopathophobia Strong fear of disease
Monophobia Strong fear of isolation
Motorphobia Strong fear of automobiles
Mottephobia Strong fear of moths
Musophobia or Murophobia Strong fear of mice
Mycophobia Strong fear of mushrooms
Myrmecophobia Strong fear of ants
Mysophobia Strong fear of germs
Mythophobia Strong fear of myths, stories, or false statements
Myxophobia, Blennophobia Strong fear of slime

Common phobias in English – N

Nebulaphobia Strong fear of fog
Necrophobia Strong fear of death and the dead
Neophobia, Cainophobia, Centophobia or Kainolophobia Strong fear of novelty
Nomophobia Strong fear of losing contact with mobile phone
Nosocomephobia Strong fear of hospitals
Nosophobia Strong fear of transferring diseases
Nostophobia Strong fear of returning home
Novercaphobia Strong fear of your step-mother
Nudophobia or Gymnophobia Strong fear of nudity
Numerophobia Strong fear of numbers and calculations
Nyctophobia, Achluophobia or Lygophobia Strong fear of the night or of darkness

Common phobias in English – O

Obesophobia Strong fear of gaining weight
Ochlophobia Strong fear of crowds
Octophobia Strong fear of the number 8
Odynophobia Strong fear of pain
Ombrophobia Strong fear of rain
Omphalophobia Strong fear of the navel or belly buttons
Oneirogmophobia Strong fear of wet dreams
Ophidiophobia Strong fear of snakes
Ornithophobia Strong fear of birds

Common phobias in English – P

Panophobia Strong fear of everything or fear that terrible things will happen
Papaphobia Strong fear of the Pope
Papyrophobia Strong fear of paper
Paraskevidekatriaphobia Strong fear of Friday the 13th
Parthenophobia Strong fear of young girls or virgins
Pathophobia Strong fear of diseases
Patroiophobia Strong fear of hereditary diseases
Pediophobia Strong fear of dolls
Peladophobia Strong fear of baldness
Peniaphobia Strong fear of poverty
Pentheraphobia Strong fear of mother-in-law
Peristerophobia Strong fear of pigeons
Pharamacophobia Strong fear of medication
Phasmophobia Strong fear of ghosts
Phengophobia Strong fear of daylight
Philemaphobia Strong fear of kissing
Philophobia Strong fear of love
Phobophobia Strong fear of fear
Photophobia Strong fear of light caused by something medical or traumatic
Podophobia Strong fear of feet
Pogonophobia Strong fear of beards or bearded men
Poinephobia Strong fear of punishment
Politicophobia Strong fear of politicians
Ponophobia Strong fear of fatigue from overworking
Potamophobia Strong fear of rivers or running water
Psellismophobia Strong fear of stuttering or stammering
Pseudodysphagia                    Strong fear of choking often after a bad eating experience
Pteronophobia Strong fear of feathers
Pyrophobia Strong fear of fire

Common phobias in English – R

Radiophobia Strong fear of radiation or x-rays
Ranidaphobia Strong fear of frogs
Rhabdophobia Strong fear of being beaten or criticized
Rhytiphobia Strong fear of getting wrinkles
Rupophobia Strong fear of dirt
Russophobia Strong fear of Russians

Common phobias in English – S

Samhainophobia Strong fear of Halloween
Saravanaphobia Strong fear of open love to other
Sathyarphobia Strong fear of Sivaraj
Scabiophobia Strong fear of scabies
Scelerophobia Strong fear of bad men like criminals
Sciophobia Strong fear of shadows
Scoleciphobia Strong fear of worms
Seismophobia Strong fear of earthquakes
Shiyamphobia Strong fear of fighting
siderodromophobia Strong fear of trains or traveling on trains
Sidonglobophobia Strong fear of cotton balls or plastic foams
Sinophobia Strong fear of China or the Chinese
Sitophobia Strong fear of food
Soceraphobia Strong fear of parents-in-law
Social phobia or Sociophobia Strong fear of social gatherings
Somniphobia Strong fear of sleep
Sophophobia Strong fear of knowledge or learning
Spheksophobia Strong fear of wasps
Stasibasiphobia or Stasophobia Strong fear of standing and walking
Syngenesephobia Strong fear of relatives

Common phobias in English – T

Tachophobia Strong fear of speed during driving
Taphophobia Strong fear of being buried alive by mistake and waking up in a coffin underground.
Taurophobia Strong fear of bulls
Technophobia Strong fear of technology
Telephonophobia Strong fear of talking on the phone
Thalassophobia Strong fear of the seas and oceans
Thanatophobia Strong fear of death
Theophobia Strong fear of God
Tocophobia or Tokophobia Strong fear of childbirth
Tomophobia Strong fear of surgery
Toxicophobia Strong fear of being poisoned by any medium: food, gas, water or drugs
Tremophobia Strong fear of trembling
Trichophobia Strong fear of hair
Triskaidekaphobia Strong fear of the number 13
Trypanophobia Strong fear of needles or injections
Trypophobia Strong fear of holes
Tuberculophobia Strong fear of tuberculosis
Turophobia Strong fear of cheese

Common phobias in English – U

Uranophobia Strong fear of  Heaven
Urophobia Strong fear of urine or urination

Common phobias in English – V

Vaccinophobia Strong fear of  vaccination
Vehophobia Strong fear of  driving
Venustraphobia Strong fear of  beautiful women
Verbophobia Strong fear of  words
Verminophobia Strong fear of germs
Vermiphobia Strong fear of worms
Vestiphobia Strong fear of clothing
Virginitiphobia Strong fear of rape
Vitricophobia Strong fear of step-father

Common phobias in English – W

Walloonphobia Strong fear of Walloons
Wiccaphobia Strong fear of witches and witchcraft
Xanthophobia Strong fear of yellow color

Common phobias in English – X

Xenophobia Strong fear of the strangers or foreigners

Common phobias in English – Z

Zelophobia Strong fear of jealousy
Zeusophobia Strong fear of deities
Zoophobia Strong fear of animals