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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations.

Usage examples (35)
  • For anyone earning a living, the financial toll of this phobia is incalculable.
  • As any freshman psych student can tell you, a phobia is ‘an irrational fear.’
  • Full-blown dental phobia is a more serious condition in which a person avoids the dentist at all costs.
  • For whatever reason -- whether it's cultural, societal, or just plain phobia -- they hate an entire class of people. for more
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