mysophobia

1. A fear of contamination
2. The fear of uncleanliness

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • Mysophobia — is a term used to describe a pathological fear of contamination and germs. Someone who has such a fear is referred to as a mysophobe. The term was introduced by Dr. William Alexander Hammond in 1879 when describing a case of obsessive compulsive… …   Wikipedia

  • mysophobia — (n.) dread of dirt or defilement, 1879, from Gk. mysos uncleanliness, from PIE *meus damp (see MOSS (Cf. moss)) + PHOBIA (Cf. phobia) …   Etymology dictionary

  • mysophobia — noun a morbid fear of dirt or contamination • Derivationally related forms: ↑mysophobic • Hypernyms: ↑simple phobia * * * mysophobic, adj. /muy seuh foh bee euh/, n. Psychiatry. a dread of dirt or filth. [1875 80; < NL, equiv. to myso ( <… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mysophobia — mysophobic, adj. /muy seuh foh bee euh/, n. Psychiatry. a dread of dirt or filth. [1875 80; < NL, equiv. to myso ( < Gk mýs(os) filth) + O + phobia PHOBIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • mysophobia — noun An abnormal fear of dirt See Also: mysophobe, mysophobic …   Wiktionary

  • mysophobia — Morbid fear of dirt or defilement from touching familiar objects. SYN: rhypophobia. [G. mysos, defilement, + phobos, fear] * * * my·so·pho·bia or mi·so·pho·bia fō bē ə n abnormal fear of or distaste for uncleanliness or contamination… …   Medical dictionary

  • mysophobia — fear of contamination or dirt Phobias …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • mysophobia — n. abnormal fear of filth (Psychiatry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mysophobia — my·so·pho·bia …   English syllables

  • mysophobia —   n. dread of dirt.    ♦ mysophilia, n. unnatural attraction to dirt …   Dictionary of difficult words


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