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ochlophobia

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ὄχλος (ókhlos, crowd) +‎ -phobia.

NounEdit

ochlophobia (uncountable)

  1. A phobia, or fear, of mob-like crowds, as opposed to simply open spaces like agoraphobia or large crowds as with enochlophobia.
    • 2003 January 31, The Daily Telegraph, Sydney:
      Those who suffer enochlophobia, demophobia or ochlophobia–the fear of crowds–are not being entirely irrational.

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