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philophobia n (Greek philia, love + phobia, fear) - a persistent, abnormal, and irrational fear of love and intimacy, of deep relationship with smbd.


It seems Stalin suffered from philophobia. He never had a deep personal relationship with anybody, a man or a woman, either friendship or love.
by Mikhail Epstein November 07, 2003
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Although butterflies in the stomach are often associated with love, for someone with philophobia those butterflies are more like deadly scorpions, as they are petrified of falling in love. Unfortunately many people in this category end up living a life of solitude and fear of commitment.
by LightningThunda November 03, 2014
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X: "Man, have you seen what people do when they're in love? They do all sorts of stupid, embarrassing stuff usually for no reason what-so-ever. People who are scared of being in love are not strange at all, they're just sensible."
Y: Oh...Sure! They have Philophobia."
by rperazag June 23, 2010
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(noun) A fear of being in love or falling in love. Usually because of past relationships or family issues.
Sally: I don't think we should hang out anymore.
Bobby: Why not?
Sally: I have philophobia.
by qwertypeach August 06, 2010
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He realized that he might have Philophobia after admitting that he was afraid of having a platonic relationship.
by Overthinking <3 January 04, 2019
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