- a person suffering from a phobia.
Origin of phobic
- a combining form used to form adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -phobe: acrophobic; photophobic.
Origin of -phobic
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Related Wordsafraid, anxious, apprehensive, disturbed, frightened, irrational, jittery, jumpy, nervous, neurotic, scared, shy, skittish, tense, worried, panicky, disquieted
Examples from the Web for phobic
We are phobic about flying, but not about driving - although driving is vastly more dangerous.Guns are Dangerous, Even When Used by Good Men
April 29, 2013
- of, relating to, or arising from a phobia
- a person suffering from a phobia
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Word Origin and History for phobic
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- Of, relating to, arising from, or having a phobia.
- One who has a phobia.
- Having a fear of or aversion for:photophobic.
- Lacking an affinity for:lyophobic.
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