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  1. fear, horror, terror, thing about (informal), obsession, dislike, dread, hatred, loathing, distaste, revulsion, aversion to, repulsion, irrational fear, detestation, overwhelming anxiety about • She has a phobia of spiders. OPPOSITES: 
    opposites: liking, love, passion, fancy, bent, inclination, penchant, fondness, soft spot, partiality

'phobia' in Other Languages

  • British English: phobia A phobia is an unreasonably strong fear of something.He had a phobia about flying.ˈfəʊbɪə NOUN
  • Arabic: خَوْفٌ مَرَضِيّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: fobia
  • Chinese: 恐惧症
  • Croatian: fobija
  • Czech: fóbie
  • Danish: fobi
  • Dutch: fobie
  • European Spanish: fobia
  • Finnish: fobia
  • French: phobie
  • German: Phobie
  • Greek: φοβία
  • Italian: fobia
  • Japanese: 恐怖症
  • Korean: 공포증
  • Norwegian: fobi
  • Polish: fobia
  • Portuguese: fobia
  • Romanian: fobie fobii
  • Russian: фобия
  • Spanish: fobia
  • Swedish: fobi
  • Thai: ความหวาดกลัว
  • Turkish: fobi
  • Ukrainian: фобія
  • Vietnamese: nối sợ hãi


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