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Definition of the noun ailurophobia

What does ailurophobia mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: ailurophobias

  1. a morbid fear of cats
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: zoophobia = a morbid fear of animals

Alternative definition of the noun ailurophobia


  1. An irrational fear or hatred of cats or other felines.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for ailurophobia

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Google previewThe Tiger in the House (2007)

by Carl Van Vechten, Stephen Budiansky

Ailurophobia is a stronger feeling than hate; it is a most abject kind of fear. Strong men and women are seized with nausea, even faint, in the presence of a tiny kitten, sometimes even an unseen kitten. The simplest form of this complaint ...

Google previewPsychiatry Test Preparation and Review Manual (2016)

by J Clive Spiegel, John M. Kenny

Ailurophobia is a dread of cats. An obsession is the pathological persistence of an irresistible thought or feeling that cannot be eliminated from consciousness and is associated with anxiety.

Google previewNeeb's Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing (2015)

Nursing, Nursing by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Ailurophobia: Ailurophobia is a type of specific phobia: the persistent, irrational fear of cats. It comes from the Greek ( aĆ­louros) ...

Google previewStraight to the Heart of Revelation (2012)

60 bite-sized insights by Phil Moore

Spheksophobia means fear of wasps, selachophobia means fear of sharks, ophidiophobia means fear of snakes, chiroptophobia means fear of bats and ailurophobia means fear of cats. In fact, there are nearly 300 words in the English ...

Google previewDealing With Phobias - Facts to Reduce Fears (2013)

by Marion Udall

Ailurophobia is a fear of cats. This may be linked to an early upsetting encounter with a cat, a fear of being bitten or scratched or a belief that cats are in some way evil. This fear can be very stressful for the person. Professional counseling may ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Human Instincts (2001)

by Nils K. Oeijord, Mitch C. Bronston

instinct ailurophobia, ailurophobia ( fear of cats) instinct aim, thehuman-urge-to-aim-at-something instinct (there are more ...

Google previewWorld Dictionary of Foreign Expressions (1999)

A Resource for Readers and Writers by Gabriel Adeleye, Kofi Acquah-Dadzie

ailurophobia n. [Neo-Gk. from Gk. ailuro(s) cat (2); phob(os) fear (1): fear of cats.] ...

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary of Psychology (1991)

by Stuart Sutherland

ailurophobia. A morbid fear of cats, common in mice. aim. (Psychoanalysis) The external aim is the activity a person wishes ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Genetic Damage (2003)

by Nils Oeijord

Ailurophobia, genetic damage of (possible) Akaba Hayasaka syndrome, genetic damage ...

Google previewThe Demon Dictionary (2013)

by Kimberly Daniels

ailurophobia Fear of cats. Akasha The occult teaching that every thought and action (in the natural realm) that has taken place since ...

Google previewCampbell's Psychiatric Dictionary (2009)

by Robert Jean Campbell

fear of books: bibliophobia brain disease: meningitophobia burglars: scelerophobia cancer: carcinomatophobia cats: ailurophobia; geleophobia; gatophobia change: kainophobia; kainotophobia; neophobia childbirth: maieusiophobia choking: ...

Google previewInverted Medical Dictionary, Second Edition (1991)

by Bruce C. Carlstedt, Mary J. Stanaszek, Walter F. Stanaszek

merinthophobia fear of bridge crossing gephyrophobia fear to be buried alive taphophobia fear of cancer cancerophobia carcinophobia fear of cats ailurophobia fear of certain places topophobia fear of change neophobia morbid aversion to ...

Google previewDictionary of Psychological Testing, Assessment and Treatment (2007)

by Ian Stuart-Hamilton

gatophobia ailurophobia. Gaussian curve bell-shaped curve. Gaussian distribution normal distribution. gc/GcSymbol forcrystallized intelligence. GCS Glasgow Coma ...

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

4, phobia; acrophobia, agoraphobia, ailurophobia, arachnophobia, claustrophobia, ecophobia, ergophobia, ichthyophobia, pyrophobia, xenophobia, zoophobia, etc.; Anglophobia, Francophobia, Germanophobia, etc. 5,(something scary) ...

Google previewConcise Pocket Medical Dictionary (2015)

by UN Panda

gephyrophobia floods antlophobia cats ailurophobia, galeophobia fog homichlophobia change or novelty kainophobia food cibophobia, ...

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The value of this 12-letter word is 19 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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