alphabetical list of phobias

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Ablutophobia
Fear of washing or bathing

Acarophobia
Fear of itching or of the insects that cause itching

Acerophobia
Fear of sourness

Achluophobia
Fear of darkness

Acousticophobia
Fear of noise

Acrophobia
Fear of heights

Aerophobia
Fear of drafts, air swallowing, or airborne noxious substances

Aeroacrophobia
Fear of open high spaces

Aeronausiphobia
Fear of vomitting secondary to airsickness

Agateophobia
Fear of insanity

Agliophobia
Fear of pain

Agoraphobia
Fear of open spaces or of being in crowded, public places. Fear of leaving safe spaces.

Agraphobia
Fear of sexual abuse

Agrizoophobia
Fear of wild animals

Agyrophobia
Fear of streets or crossing the street

Aichmophobia
Fear of needles or pointed objects

Ailurophobia
Fear of cats

Albuminurophobia
Fear of kidney disease

Alektorophobia
Fear of chickens

Algophobia
Fear of pain

Alliumphobia
Fear of garlic

Allodoxaphobia
Fear of opinions

Altophobia
Fear of heights

Amathophobia
Fear of dust

Amaxophobia
Fear of riding in a car

Ambulophobia
Fear of walking

Amnesiphobia
Fear of amnesia

Amychophobia
Fear of scratches or being scratched

Anablephobia
Fear of looking up

Anacraophobia
Fear of wind

Androphobia
Fear of men

Anemophobia
Fear of air drafts or winds

Anginophobia
Fear of angina, choking or narrowness

Anglophobia
Fear of England or English culture

Angrophobia
Fear of anger or of becoming angry

Ankylophobia
Fear of immobility of a joint

Anthrophobia
Fear of flowers

Anthropophobia
Fear of people or society

Antlophobia
Fear of floods

Anuptaphobia
Fear of staying single

Apeirophobia
Fear of infinity

Aphenphosmphobia
Fear of being touched

Apiphobia
Fear of bees

Apotemnophobia
Fear of persons with amputations

Arachibutyrophobia
Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth

Arachnophobia
Fear of spiders

Arithmophobia
Fear of numbers

Arrhenphobia
Fear of men

Arsonphobia
Fear of fire

Astenophobia
Fear of fainting or weakness

Astrapophobia
Fear of thunder and lightning

Astrophobia
Fear of stars or celestial space

Asymmetriphobia
Fear of asymmetrical things

Ataxophobia
Fear of disorder or untidiness

Atelophobia
Fear of imperfection

Atephobia
Fear or ruin or ruins

Athazagoraphobia
Fear of being forgotten or ignored or forgetting

Atomosophobia
Fear of atomic explosions

Atychiphobia
Fear of failure

Aulophobia
Fear of flutes

Aurophobia
Fear of gold

Auroraphobia
Fear of Northern lights

Autodysomophobia
Fear of one that has a vile odor

Automatonophobia
Fear of animatronic creatures, wax statues, etc

Automysophobia
Fear of being dirty

Autophobia
Fear of being alone

Aviatophobia
Fear of flying

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Bacillophobia
Fear of microbes

Bacteriophobia
Fear of bacteria

Ballistophobia
Fear of missiles or bullets

Bolshephobia
Fear of Bolsheviks

Barophobia
Fear of gravity

Basophobia
Fear of walking or standing

Bathmophobia
Fear of stairs or steep slopes

Bathophobia
Fear of depth

Batophobia
Fear of heights or being close to high buildings

Batrachophobia
Fear of amphibians (frogs, salamanders, etc)

Belonephobia
Fear of pins and needles

Bibliophobia
Fear of books

Blennophobia
Fear of slime

Bogyphobia
Fear of bogeys or the bogeyman

Botanophobia
Fear of plants

Bromidrosiphobia
Fear of body smells

Brontophobia
Fear of thunder and lightning

Bufonophobia
Fear of toads

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Cacophobia
Fear of ugliness

Cainophobia
Fear of novelty

Caligynephobia
Fear of beautiful women

Cancerophobia
Fear of cancer

Cardiophobia
Fear of the heart

Carnophobia
Fear of meat

Catagelophobia
Fear of being ridiculed

Catapedaphobia
Fear of jumping from high and low places

Cathisophobia
Fear of sitting

Catoptrophobia
Fear of mirrors

Cen(t)ophobia
Fear of new things or ideas

Ceraunophobia
Fear of thunder and lightning

Chaetophobia
Fear of hair

Cheima(to)phobia
Fear of cold

Chemophobia
Fear of chemicals or working with chemicals

Cherophobia
Fear of gaiety

Chionophobia
Fear of snow

Chiraptophobia
Fear of being touched

Chirophobia
Fear of hands

Cholerophobia
Fear of anger or the fear of cholera

Chorophobia
Fear of dancing

Chrometophobia
Fear of money

Chrom(at)ophobia
Fear of colors

Chronophobia
Fear of time

Chronomentrophobia
Fear of clocks

Cibophobia
Fear of food

Claustrophobia
Fear of confined spaces

Cleithrophobia
Fear of being locked in an enclosed place

Cleptophobia
Fear of stealing

Climacophobia
Fear of stairs, climbing, or of falling downstairs

Clinophobia
Fear of going to bed

Clithrophobia
Fear of being enclosed

Cnidophobia
Fear of stings

Cometophobia
Fear of comets

Coimetrophobia
Fear of cemeteries

Coitophobia
Fear of coitus

Contreltophobia
Fear of sexual abuse

Coprastasophobia
Fear of constipation

Coprophobia
Fear of feces

Coulprophobia
Fear of clowns

Counterphobia
The preference by a phobic for fearful situations

Cremnophobia
Fear of precipices

Cryophobia
Fear of extreme cold, ice or frost

Crystallophobia
Fear of crystals or glass

Cyberphobia
Fear of computers or working on a computer

Cyclophobia
Fear of bicycles

Cymophobia
Fear of waves

Cynophobia
Fear of dogs or rabies

Cypri(do)phobia
Fear of prostitutes or venereal disease

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Decidophobia
Fear of making decisions

Defecaloesiophobia
Fear of painful bowel movements

Deipnophobia
Fear of dining or dinner conversations

Dementophobia
Fear of insanity

D(a)emonophobia
Fear of demons

Demophobia
Fear of crowds

Dendrophobia
Fear of trees

Dentophobia
Fear of dentists

Dermatophobia
Fear of skin lesions

Dermatopathophobia
Fear of skin disease

Dextrophobia
Fear of objects at the right side of the body

Diabetophobia
Fear of diabetes

Didaskaleinophobia
Fear of going to school

Dikephobia
Fear of justice

Dinophobia
Fear of dizziness or whirlpools

Diplophobia
Fear of double vision

Dipsophobia
Fear of drinking

Dishabiliophobia
Fear of undressing in front of someone

Domatophobia
Fear of houses or being in a house

Doraphobia
Fear of fur or skins of animals

Doxophobia
Fear of expressing opinions or of receiving praise

Dromophobia
Fear of crossing streets

Dutchphobia
Fear of the Dutch

Dysmorphophobia
Fear of deformity

Dystychiphobia
Fear of accidents

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Ecclesiophobia
Fear of church

Ecophobia
Fear of home

Eicophobia
Fear of home surroundings

Eisoptrophobia
Fear of mirrors or seeing oneself in a mirror

Electrophobia
Fear of electricity

Eleutherophobia
Fear of freedom

Elurophobia
Fear of cats

Emetophobia
Fear of vomitting

Enetophobia
Fear of pins

Enochlophobia
Fear of crowds

Enosiophobia
Fear of having committed an unpardonable sin or of criticism

Entomophobia
Fear of insects

Eosophobia
Fear of dawn or daylight

Ephebiphobia
Fear of teenagers

Epistaxiophobia
Fear of nosebleeds

Epistemophobia
Fear of knowledge

Equinophobia
Fear of horses

Eremophobia
Fear of being oneself or fear of being alone

Ereuthrophobia
Fear of blushing

Ergasiophobia
Fear of work or functioning; a surgeon's fear of operating

Ergophobia
Fear of work

Erotophobia
Fear of sexual love or sexual questions

Euphobia
Fear of hearing good news

Eurotophobia
Fear of female genitalia

Eryt(hr)ophobia
Fear of Red, red lights or blushing

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Fibri(o)phobia
Fear of fever

Felinophobia
Fear of cats

Francophobia
Fear of France or French culture

Frigophobia
Fear of cold or cold things

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Gatophobia
Fear of cats

Gallophobia
Fear of France or French culture

Gamophobia
Fear of marriage

Geliophobia
Fear of laughter

Geniophobia
Fear of chins

Genophobia
Fear of sex

Genuphobia
Fear of knees

Gephyrophobia
Fear of crossing bridges

Germanophobia
Fear of Germany or German culture

Gerascophobia
Fear of growing old

Gerontophobia
Fear of old people or of growing old

Geumaphobia
Fear of taste

Glossophobia
Fear of speaking in public

Gnosiophobia
Fear of knowledge

Graphophobia
Fear of writing or of handwriting

Gymnophobia
Fear of nudity

Gynophobia
Fear of women

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Hadephobia
Fear of hell

Hagiophobia
Fear of saints or holy things

Hamartophobia
Fear of sinning

Haptephobia
Fear of being touched

Harpaxophobia
Fear of being robbed

Hedonophobia
Fear of feeling pleasure

Heliophobia
Fear of the sun

Hellenologophobia
Fear of Greek terms or complex scientific terminology

Helminthophobia
Fear of being infested with worms

Hema(to)phobia
Fear of blood

Heresyphobia
Fear of challenges to official doctrine or of radical deviation

Herpetophobia
Fear of reptiles

Heterophobia
Fear of the opposite sex

Hierophobia
Fear of priests or sacred things

Hippophobia
Fear of horses

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
Fear of long words

Hobophobia
Fear of bums or beggars

Hodophobia
Fear of road travel

Hormephobia
Fear of shock

Homichlophobia
Fear of fog

Homilophobia
Fear of sermons

Hominophobia
Fear of men

Homophobia
Fear of sameness, monotony or of homosexuality or of becoming homosexual

Hoplophobia
Fear of firearms

Hydrargyophobia
Fear of mercurial medicines

Hydrophobia
Fear of water or of rabies

Hydrophobophobia
Fear of rabies

Hyelophobia
Fear of glass

Hygrophobia
Fear of liquids, dampness, or moisture

Hylephobia
Fear of materialism or of epilepsy

Hylophobia
Fear of forests

Hypengyophobia
Fear of responsibility

Hypnophobia
Fear of sleep or of being hypnotized

Hypsiphobia
Fear of height

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Iatrophobia
Fear of doctors

Ichthyophobia
Fear of fish

Ideophobia
Fear of ideas

Illyngophobia
Fear of vertigo or feeling dizzy when looking down

Iophobia
Fear of poison

Insectophobia
Fear of insects

Isolophobia
Fear of solitude

Isopterophobia
Fear of termites

Ithyphallophobia
Fear of seeing, thinking about or having an erect penis

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Japanophobia
Fear of Japan or Japanese culture

Judeophobia
Fear of Jews

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Kaino(lo)phobia
Fear of anything new and of novelty

Kakorrhaphiophobia
Fear of failure or of defeat

Katagelophobia
Fear of ridicule

Kathisophobia
Fear of sitting down

Kenophobia
Fear of voids or of empty spaces

Kleptophobia
Fear of stealing

Kinetophobia
Fear of movement or motion

Koinoniphobia
Fear of rooms

Kolpophobia
Fear of genitals, especially female

Kopophobia
Fear of fatigue

Koniophobia
Fear of dust

Kosmikophobia
Fear of cosmic phenomena

Kymophobia
Fear of waves

Kynophobia
Fear of rabies

Kyphophobia
Fear of stooping

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Lachanophobia
Fear of vegetables

Lal(i)ophobia
Fear of speaking

Leprophobia
Fear of leprosy

Leukophobia
Fear of the color white

Levophobia
Fear of things to the left side of the body

Ligyrophobia
Fear of loud noises

Lilapsophobia
Fear of tornadoes and hurricanes

Limnophobia
Fear of lakes

Linonophobia
Fear of string

Liticaphobia
Fear of lawsuits

Lockiophobia
Fear of childbirth

Logizomechanophobia
Fear of computers

Logophobia
Fear of words

Luiphobia
Fear of lues, syphilis

Lutraphobia
Fear of otters

Lygophobia
Fear of darkness

Lyssophobia
Fear of rabies or of becoming mad

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Mageirophobia
Fear of cooking

Maieusiophobia
Fear of childbirth

Malaxophobia
Fear of love play

Maniaphobia
Fear of insanity

Mastigophobia
Fear of punishment

Mechanophobia
Fear of machines

Medomalacuphobia
Fear of losing an erection

Medorthophobia
Fear of an erect penis

Megalophobia
Fear of large things

Melissophobia
Fear of bees

Melanophobia
Fear of the color black

Melophobia
Fear or hatred of music

Meningitophobia
Fear of brain disease

Menophobia
Fear of menstruation

Merinthophobia
Fear of being bound or tied up

Metallophobia
Fear of metal

Metathesiophobia
Fear of changes

Meteorophobia
Fear of meteors

Methyphobia
Fear of alcohol

Metrophobia
Fear or hatred of poetry

Microbiophobia
Fear of microbes

Microphobia
Fear of small things

Misophobia
Fear of being contaminated with dirt or germs

Mnemophobia
Fear of memories

Molys(o)mophobia
Fear of dirt

Monophobia
Fear of solitude or being alone

Monopathophobia
Fear of definite disease

Motorphobia
Fear of automobiles

Mottephobia
Fear of moths

Musophobia
Fear of mice

Mycophobia
Fear of mushrooms

Mycrophobia
Fear of small things

Myctophobia
Fear of darkness

Myrmecophobia
Fear of ants

Mythophobia
Fear of myths or stories or false statements

Myxophobia
Fear of slime

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Nebulaphobia
Fear of fog

Necrophobia
Fear of dead things or death

Nelophobia
Fear of glass

Neopharmaphobia
Fear of new drugs

Neophobia
Fear of anything new

Nephophobia
Fear of clouds

Noctiphobia
Fear of the night

Nomatophobia
Fear of names

Nosocomephobia
Fear of hospitals

Nosophobia
Fear of becoming ill

Nostophobia
Fear of returning home

Novercaphobia
Fear of your step-mother

Nucleomituphobia
Fear of nuclear weapons

Nudophobia
Fear of nudity

Numerophobia
Fear of numbers

Nyctohylophobia
Fear of forests at night

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Obesophobia
Fear of gaining weight

Ochlophobia
Fear of crowds or mobs

Ochophobia
Fear of vehicles

Octophobia
Fear of the figure 8

Odontophobia
Fear of teeth or of dental surgery

Odynophobia
Fear of pain

Oenophobia
Fear of wine

Oikophobia
Fear of houses

Olfactophobia
Fear of smells

Ombrophobia
Fear of rain

Ommetaphobia
Fear of eyes

Oneirophobia
Fear of dreams

Oneirogmophobia
Fear of wet dreams

Onomatophobia
Fear of hearing a certain word

Ophidiophobia
Fear of snakes

Ophthalmophobia
Fear of being stared at

Opiophobia
Fear doctors experience when prescribing pain medications for patients

Optophobia
Fear of opening one's eyes

Ornithophobia
Fear of birds

Orthophobia
Fear of property

Osmophobia
Fear of smells or odors

Ostraconophobia
Fear of shellfish

Ouranophobia
Fear of heaven

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Pagophobia
Fear of ice or frost

Panthophobia
Fear of suffering or of disease

Pan(t)ophobia
Fear of everything

Papaphobia
Fear of the Pope

Papyrophobia
Fear of paper

Paralipophobia
Fear of neglecting one's duty or of responsibility

Paraphobia
Fear of sexual perversion

Parasitophobia
Fear of parasites

Paraskavedekatriaphobia
Fear of Friday the 13th

Parthenophobia
Fear of virgins or young girls

Pathophobia
Fear of disease

Patroiophobia
Fear of heredity

Parturiphobia
Fear of childbirth

Peccatophobia
Fear of sinning or of imaginary crimes

Pediculophobia
Fear of lice

Pediophobia
Fear of dolls

Pedophobia
Fear of children

Peladophobia
Fear of bald people

Pellagrophobia
Fear of pellagra

Peniaphobia
Fear of poverty

Pentheraphobia
Fear of one's mother-in-law

Phagophobia
Fear of swallowing or of eating or of being eaten

Phalacrophobia
Fear of becoming bald

Phallophobia
Fear of a penis, especially an erect one

Pharmacophobia
Fear of taking medicine

Phasmophobia
Fear of ghosts

Phengophobia
Fear of daylight or of sunshine

Philema(to)phobia
Fear of kissing

Philophobia
Fear of falling in love or being in love

Philosophobia
Fear of philosophy

Phobophobia
Fear of phobias

Photoaugliaphobia
Fear of glaring lights

Photophobia
Fear of light

Phonophobia
Fear of noises or voices (or of telephones)

Phronemophobia
Fear of thinking

Phthiriophobia
Fear of lice

Phthisiophobia
Fear of tuberculosis

Placophobia
Fear of tombstones

Plutophobia
Fear of wealth

Pluviophobia
Fear of rain or of being rained on

Pneumatiphobia
Fear of spirits

Pnig(er)ophobia
Fear of choking or of being smothered

Pocrescophobia
Fear of becoming fat

Pogonophobia
Fear of beards

Poliosophobia
Fear of contracting poliomyelitis

Politicophobia
Fear of politicians

Polyphobia
Fear of many things

Poinephobia
Fear of punishment

Ponophobia
Fear of pain

Porphyrophobia
Fear of the color purple

Potamophobia
Fear of rivers

Potophobia
Fear of alcohol

Proctophobia
Fear of rectums

Prosophobia
Fear of progress

Psellismophobia
Fear of stuttering

Psychophobia
Fear of the mind

Psychrophobia
Fear of cold

Pteromerhanophobia
Fear of flying

Pteronophobia
Fear of being tickled by feathers

Pupaphobia
Fear of puppets

Pyrexiophobia
Fear of fever

Pyrophobia
Fear of fire

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Radiophobia
Fear of radiation, e.g. X-rays

Ranidaphobia
Fear of frogs

Rectophobia
Fear of the rectum or rectal diseases

Rhabdophobia
Fear of being beaten with a rod, or fear of magic (wands)

Rhypophobia
Fear of defecation

Rhytiphobia
Fear of getting wrinkles

Rupophobia
Fear of dirt

Russophobia
Fear of Russia or Russian culture

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Samhainophobia
Fear of Halloween

Sarmassophobia
Fear of love play

Satanophobia
Fear of Satan

Scabiophobia
Fear of scabies

Scatophobia
Fear of fecal matter

Scelerophobia
Fear of burglars and bad men in general

Sciophobia
Fear of shadows

Scoleciphobia
Fear of worms

Scolionophobia
Fear of school

Scop(t)ophobia
Fear of being seen or being stared at

Scotomaphobia
Fear of blindness

Scotophobia
Fear of darkness

Scriptophobia
Fear of writing (in public)

Selachophobia
Fear of sharks

Selaphobia
Fear of light flashes

Selenophobia
Fear of the moon

Seplophobia
Fear of decaying matter

Sesquipedalophobia
Fear of long words

Sexophobia
Fear of the opposite sex

Siderodromophobia
Fear of trains or of railroads or train travel

Siderophobia
Fear of stars

Sinistrophobia
Fear of things to the left

Sinophobia
Fear of Chinese or Chinese culture

Sit(i)ophobia
Fear of food or eating

Snakephobia
Fear of snakes

Soceraphobia
Fear of parents-in-law

Social Phobia
Fear of being evaluated (negatively) in social situations

Sociophobia
Fear of society or people in general

Somniphobia
Fear of sleep

Sophophobia
Fear of learning

Soteriophobia
Fear of dependence on others

Spacephobia
Fear of outer space

Spectrophobia
Fear of ghosts or specters

Sperm(at)ophobia
Fear of germs

Spheksophobia
Fear of wasps

Stasi(basi)phobia
Fear of standing or walking

Staurophobia
Fear of crosses or crucifixes in particular

Stenophobia
Fear of narrow things, especially places

Stygiophobia
Fear of hell

Suriphobia
Fear of mice

Symbolophobia
Fear of symbolism

Symmetrophobia
Fear of symmetry

Syngenesophobia
Fear of one's relatives

Syphilophobia
Fear of syphilis

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Tachophobia
Fear of speed

T(a)eniophobia
Fear of tapeworms

Taphephobia
Fear of being buried alive or of cemeteries

Tapinophobia
Fear of being contagious

Taurophobia
Fear of bulls

Technophobia
Fear of technology

Teleophobia
Fear of religious ceremony

Telephonophobia
Fear of telephones

Teratophobia
Fear of deformed people or monsters

Testophobia
Fear of taking tests

Tetanophobia
Fear of tetanus

Teutophobia
Fear of Germany or German culture

Textophobia
Fear of certain fabrics

Thaasophobia
Fear of sitting

Thalassophobia
Fear of the sea

Than(a)tophobia
Fear of death or of the process of dying

Theatrophobia
Fear of theatres

Theologicophobia
Fear of theology

Theophobia
Fear of gods or religion in general

Thermophobia
Fear of heat

Tocophobia
Fear of pregnancy or of childbirth

Tomophobia
Fear of surgical operations

Tonitrophobia
Fear of thunder

Topophobia
Stage fright

Toxi(co)phobia
Fear of poison, especially fear of being accidentally poisoned

Traumatophobia
Fear of injury

Tremophobia
Fear of trembling

Trichinophobia
Fear of trichinosis

Tricho(patho)phobia
Fear of hair

Triskaidekaphobia
Fear of the number 13

Tropophobia
Fear of moving or making changes

Trypanophobia
Fear of injections

Tuberculophobia
Fear of tuberculosis

Tyrannophobia
fear of tyrants

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Uranophobia
Fear of heaven

Urophobia
Fear of urine or urinating

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Vaccinophobia
Fear of vaccination

Venustraphobia
Fear of beautiful women

Verbophobia
Fear of words

Verminophobia
Fear of germs

Vestiphobia
Fear of clothing

Virginitiphobia
Fear of rape

Vitricophobia
Fear of one's stepfather

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Walloonphobia
Fear of the Walloons

Wiccaphobia
Fear of witches and witchcraft

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Xanthophobia
Fear of the color yellow

Xenoglossophobia
Fear of foreign languages

Xenophobia
Fear of strangers or foreigners

Xerophobia
Fear of dryness

Xylophobia
Fear of forests or of wooden objects

Xyrophobia
Fear of razors

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Zelophobia
Fear of jealousy

Zeusophobia
Fear of God or gods

Zemmiphobia
Fear of the great mole rat

Zoophobia
Fear of animals