felinophobia

noun
fe·​li·​no·​pho·​bia | \ fə-ˌlē-nō-ˈfō-bē-ə How to pronounce felinophobia (audio) \

Definition of felinophobia

: ailurophobia I cannot confess to suffering from Felinophobia—fear of cats … . At least my unease over being around cats, of the possibility of them creeping up on me unawares … has never been diagnosed as a full-blown phobia.— John W. Fountain

Other Words from felinophobia

felinophobe \ fə-​ˈlē-​nə-​ˌfōb How to pronounce felinophobe (audio) \ noun, plural felinophobes
While the demands of the felinophobe can be extremely confusing and even irritating to cat lovers, keep in mind how difficult it must be for the affected person, who must find completely avoiding cats in modern society nearly impossible. — Audrey Pavia
felinophobic \ fə-​ˌlē-​nō-​ˈfō-​bik How to pronounce felinophobic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of felinophobia

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for felinophobia

feline (noun) + -o- + -phobia

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Cite this Entry

“Felinophobia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/felinophobe. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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