The horror! Phobias from A to Z

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Halloween comes once a year, but phobias are with us every day.

From the fear of birds, insects and other creatures alive or dead, here are 28 of them, listed in alphabetical order.

A - Acarophobia
- The fear of very tiny bugs

B - Botanophobia
- The fear of plants

C - Coulrophobia
- The fear of clowns

D - Dipsophobia
- The fear of drinking alcohol

D - Diplophobia
- The fear of double vision

E - Electrophobia
- The fear of electricity

F - Frigophobia
- The fear of cold

G - Geitophobia
- The fear of your neighbour

H - Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
- The fear of long words

I - Illyngophobia
- The fear of vertigo

J - Japanophobia
- The fear of anything Japanese

K - Kyriakiphobia
- The fear of Sundays

L - Lepidopterophobia
- The fear of butterflies and, often, most winged insects

M - Macrophobia
- The fear of long waits

N - Necrophobia
- The fear of dead things

N - Nomophobia
- The fear of not having a working mobile phone

O - Ornithophobia
- The fear of birds

P - Philophobia
- The fear of love

Q - Queunliskanphobia
- The fear of spitting

R - Rhytiphobia
- The fear of wrinkles

S - Siderophobia
- The fear of stars

T - Trypophobia
- The fear of closely packed holes

U - Uranophobia
- The fear of heaven

V - Venustraphobia
- The fear of beautiful women

W - Wiccaphobia
- The fear of witches and witchcraft

X - Xenoglossophobia
- The fear of foreign languages

Y - Yimuphobia
- The fear of your aunt

Z - Zetaphobia
- The fear of the letter “Z”

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