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logophobia

[ law-guh-foh-bee-uh, log-uh- ]
/ ˌlɔ gəˈfoʊ bi ə, ˌlɒg ə- /
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noun

an irrational or disproportionate fear of words: Children with learning disorders or logophobia may still cultivate a love for books with graphic novels, comics, or picture books.

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Origin of logophobia

First recorded in 1920–25; logo- + -phobia
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