hypnophobia

noun
hyp·​no·​pho·​bia | \ ˌhipnəˈfōbēə \
variants: or hypnophoby \ ˈ⸗⸗ˌ⸗bē \
plural hypnophobias or hypnophobies

Definition of hypnophobia

: morbid fear of sleep

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Other Words from hypnophobia

hypnophobic \ ¦⸗⸗¦fōbik also -​¦fäb-​ \ adjective

History and Etymology for hypnophobia

New Latin hypnophobia, from hypn- + phobia

Learn More About hypnophobia

Dictionary Entries Near hypnophobia

hypnoid

hypnophobia

hypnopompic

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for hypnophobia

Cite this Entry

“Hypnophobia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypnophobia. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!