WORST FEARS . . .
Welcome to your
nightmare - the website where you cannot escape your dark phobias.
Whether you are afraid
of heights, spiders, time or indeed WEBSITES you must confront your fears
now. So read through our collection of 100 worst phobias and see if you can
discover a few you didn't even realize you had.
Now is the time to
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Definition of Phobia :
1786, "fear, horror,
aversion," Mod.L., abstracted from compounds in -phobia, from Gk.
-phobia, from phobos "fear," originally "flight" (still the only sense
in Homer), but it became the common word for "fear" via the notion of
"panic, fright" (cf. phobein "put to flight, frighten"), from PIE base *bhegw-
"to run" (cf. Lith. begu "to flee," O.C.S. begu "flight," bezati "to
flee, run," O.N. bekkr "a stream"). Psychological sense attested by
1895; phobic (adj.) is from 1897.