Philophobia



noun

a fear of love, falling in love
Word Origin

Greek philos ‘loving’
n.

by 1976, from philo- + -phobia.

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    [fil-oh-proh-jen-i-tiv] /ˌfɪl oʊ proʊˈdʒɛn ɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. producing offspring, especially abundantly; prolific. 2. of, relating to, or characterized by love for offspring, especially one’s own. /ˌfɪləʊprəʊˈdʒɛnɪtɪv/ adjective (rare) 1. fond of children 2. producing many offspring adj. “prolific,” 1815, irregularly formed from philo- + Latin progenit-, past participle stem of progignere (see progeny). Related: […]

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    [fil-oh-proh-jen-i-tiv] /ˌfɪl oʊ proʊˈdʒɛn ɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. producing offspring, especially abundantly; prolific. 2. of, relating to, or characterized by love for offspring, especially one’s own. /ˌfɪləʊprəʊˈdʒɛnɪtɪv/ adjective (rare) 1. fond of children 2. producing many offspring adj. “prolific,” 1815, irregularly formed from philo- + Latin progenit-, past participle stem of progignere (see progeny). Related: […]



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    [fi-los-uh-fas-ter, fi-los-uh-fas-ter] /fɪˌlɒs əˈfæs tər, fɪˈlɒs əˌfæs tər/ noun 1. a person who has only a superficial knowledge of philosophy or who feigns a knowledge he or she does not possess.



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