[ me-truh-foh-bee-uh ]

  1. a strong dislike of or aversion to poetry.

  2. an irrational or disproportionate fear of poetry: Being forced to read John Donne's sonnets aloud in front of my English class gave me such bad metrophobia that I can't even look at greeting card poetry without getting sweaty palms and a dry mouth.

Origin of metrophobia

First recorded in 1985–90; metro-1 + -phobia

Other words from metrophobia

  • met·ro·pho·bic, adjective, noun

Words Nearby metrophobia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023