autophobia


autophobia
autophobia (n.) "fear of referring to oneself," 1845 (as autophoby), from Gk. autos "self" (see AUTO- (Cf. auto-)) + -phobia "fear" (see PHOBIA (Cf. phobia)).

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  • Autophobia — (or Monophobia) is the phobia of being alone. The word is derived from the Greek words autos ( self ) and phobos ( fear ). A secondary meaning of the term is for the much rarer condition of true autophobia, that is, fear or mistrust of oneself.… …   Wikipedia

  • Autophobia — An abnormal and persistent fear of loneliness, of being alone. A fear of solitude. Sufferers from autophobia may experience anxiety even though they realize that being alone does not threaten their well being. They may worry about being ignored… …   Medical dictionary

  • Autophobia — …   Википедия

  • autophobia — noun a) The morbid fear of being alone or of oneself. b) self hatred …   Wiktionary

  • autophobia — fear of solitude Phobias …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • autophobia — n. fear of loneliness, irrational fear of of being alone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • autophobia — au·to·pho·bia …   English syllables

  • autophobia —   n. fear of solitude …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Autophobia —    An intense fear of being alone.    An intense fear of self …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

  • autophobia — ˌȯd.əˈfōbēə noun Etymology: New Latin, from aut + phobia : morbid fear of solitude * * * autophōˈbia noun Fear of (being by) oneself • • • Main Entry: ↑autophoby …   Useful english dictionary


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