phobophobia

[ foh-buh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ ˌfoʊ bəˈfoʊ bi ə /

noun

an irrational or disproportionate fear of developing or experiencing a phobia; anxiety about encountering a phobia trigger and experiencing panic or other phobia symptoms.

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Origin of phobophobia

First recorded in 1840–45; from Greek phóbo(s) “panic, fear” + -phobia

Words nearby phobophobia

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Medical definitions for phobophobia

phobophobia
[ fō′bə-fōbē-ə ]

n.

A morbid dread or fear of developing a phobia.
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