Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Definitions for ochlophobia
- Psychiatry. an abnormal fear of crowds.
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Citations for ochlophobia
"The man's got pedophobia, homichlophobia, dromophobia, xenophobia, ochlophobia, haphephobia, planomania, kleptophobia, thanatophobia, he's an onychophagist, he's got gerontophobia, but notice he has no dysphagia…"
As the plane leveled her discomfort ebbed. Agoraphobia. Demophobia. Enochlophobia. Ochlophobia. She knew the terms but refused to label her condition a phobia.
Origin of ochlophobia
Ochlophobia entered English in the late 1800s from the Greek roots meaning "mob" and "fear."