Words at Play : Top 10 Unusual Phobias, Vol. 2

#10: Ideophobia

What It Is:

Fear or distrust of ideas or of reason

About the Word:

The Greek idea comes from the verb idein, meaning to see.

That connection between thought and vision also appears in a phrase used to express understanding: "I see."

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