arachnophobia
noun Date: 1925 pathological fear or loathing of spiders • arachnophobe nounarachnophobic adjective or noun

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  • Arachnophobia — (from Greek arachne (αράχνη), spider and phobia (φοβία), fear ) is a specific phobia, an abnormal fear of spiders. It is among the most common of all phobias. The reactions of arachnophobics often seem irrational to others (and sometimes to the… …   Wikipedia

  • arachnophobia — (n.) 1925, from comb. form of ARACHNID (Cf. arachnid) + phobia fear (see PHOBIA (Cf. phobia)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • arachnophobia — ► NOUN ▪ extreme fear of spiders. DERIVATIVES arachnophobe noun arachnophobic adjective. ORIGIN from Greek arakhn spider …   English terms dictionary

  • Arachnophobia — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Arachnophobia Originaltitel: Arachnophobia Produktionsland: USA Erscheinungsjahr: 1990 Länge: 105 Minuten Originalsprache: Englisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Arachnophobia — Arachnophobie (film)  Cet article concerne le film. Pour la phobie psychologique, voir Arachnophobie. Arachnophobie Titre original Arachnophobia Réalisation Frank Marshall Acteurs principaux Jeff Daniels …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Arachnophobia — An abnormal and persistent fear of spiders. Sufferers from arachnophobia experience undue anxiety even though they realize the risk of encountering a spider and being harmed by it is small or nonexistent. They may avoid going barefoot and may be… …   Medical dictionary

  • arachnophobia — a·rach·no·pho·bi·a (ə răk nə fōʹbē ə, nō ) n. An abnormal fear of spiders.   [arachnid + phobia.]   a·rachʹno·phobe n. a·rach no·phoʹbic adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • arachnophobia — noun /æˌɻæknəˈfəʊbɪə/ An abnormal or irrational fear of spiders …   Wiktionary

  • arachnophobia — fear of spiders Phobias …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • arachnophobia — [əˌraknə fəʊbɪə] noun extreme or irrational fear of spiders. Derivatives arachnophobe noun arachnophobic adjective Origin 1920s: mod. L., from Gk arakhnē spider + phobia …   English new terms dictionary

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