Autophoby Au*toph"o*by, n. [Auto- + Gr. ? fear.] Fear of one's self; fear of being egotistical. [R.] --Hare. [1913 Webster]

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  • autophoby — /ö tofˈə bi/ noun (rare) A shrinking from making any reference to oneself ORIGIN: Gr autos self, and phobos fear • • • autophōˈbia noun Fear of (being by) oneself …   Useful english dictionary

  • autophobia — (n.) fear of referring to oneself, 1845 (as autophoby), from Gk. autos self (see AUTO (Cf. auto )) + phobia fear (see PHOBIA (Cf. phobia)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • autophobia — ˌȯd.əˈfōbēə noun Etymology: New Latin, from aut + phobia : morbid fear of solitude * * * autophōˈbia noun Fear of (being by) oneself • • • Main Entry: ↑autophoby …   Useful english dictionary

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