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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: liking, love, passion, fancy, bent, inclination, penchant, fondness, soft spot, partiality

'phobia' in Other Languages

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


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