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ergophobia

[ ur-guh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ ˌɜr gəˈfoʊ bi ə /
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noun

Psychiatry. an irrational or disproportionate fear of or anxiety about work: Researchers are studying ergophobia and other barriers stay-at-home moms may face when reentering the workforce.Overtime, ergophobia, and burnout plague the tech sector.
Facetious. an aversion to work: How many hours of productivity are we losing to long weekends, ergophobia, and the Monday blues?

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Origin of ergophobia

First recorded in 1905–10; ergo-1 + -phobia
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