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onomatophobia

noun

a fear of names or other words because of their meaning; also called nomatophobia

Word Origin

Greek onoma 'name'

onomatophobia

noun

See nomatophobia

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onomatophobia in Medicine

onomatophobia on·o·mat·o·pho·bi·a (ŏn'ə-māt'ə-fō'bē-ə)
n.
An abnormal dread of certain words or names because of their supposed significance.

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