astraphobia

or as·tro·pho·bi·a

[ as-truh-foh-bee-uh ]

nounPsychiatry.
  1. an irrational or disproportionate fear of thunder and lightning.: Compare lilapsophobia.

Origin of astraphobia

1
First recorded in 1855–60 for spelling astrophobia in the obsolete sense “fear of stars,” and in 1870–75 for the spelling astraphobia in its current sense; from astro- or Greek astra(pḗ) “lightning” + -phobia
  • Rarely as·tra·po·pho·bi·a [as-truh-puh-foh-bee-uh] /ˌæs trə pəˈfoʊ bi ə/ .

Other words from astraphobia

  • as·tra·pho·bic, adjective, noun

Words Nearby astraphobia

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British Dictionary definitions for astraphobia

astraphobia

astrophobia

/ (ˌæstrəˈfəʊbɪə) /


noun
  1. a fear of thunder and lightning

Origin of astraphobia

1
C20: see astro-, -phobia

Derived forms of astraphobia

  • astraphobic or astrophobic, adjective

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