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androphobia

Definition:

a morbid fear of men

Class:

state noun (stable states of affairs)

Plural:

androphobias

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

andro- + -phobia
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Androphobia

an abnormal fear of men. The word is derived from the Greek άνήρ and φόβος. Gynophobia ; List of phobias ; Social anxiety disorder ; Social phobia (27 of 113 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Androphobia

Wiktionary:

androphobia

Fear of men (3 of 5 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/androphobia

Collins Dictionary:

social phobia [psychology]

a type of anxiety disorder characterized by shyness and heightened self-consciousness in particular social situations (15 of 348 words, 5 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/social-phobia

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

androphobia

Origin: andro- + -phobia

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/androphobia

andro-

Origin: Ancient Greek ἀνδρός (andros), genitive of ἀνήρ (anēr).

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/andro-

-phobia

Origin: New Latin, from Latin, from Ancient Greek -φοβία (-phobia) (see ὑδροφοβία (hydrophobia, "fear of water")), from φόβος (phobos, "fear").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-phobia

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

androphobia

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "androphobia"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "androphobia"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/androphobia

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