Definition of phobic
: of, relating to, affected with, or constituting phobia
Examples of phobic in a Sentence
She is phobic about heights.
Recent Examples of phobic from the Web
Additionally, the NBC version will highlight Rosie's struggles as a Puerto Rican woman hitting middle age who is saddled with a commitment-phobic partner.
Strategy with color-phobic clients: Show them how little hits of color can have a major impact.
There was Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, the slightly more populist, Wall Street-phobic version of a contemporary conservative.
Her legs shook at the initial sight of the VR tarantula, and her phobic rating shot up to 15 on a scale of 1 to 10, Hoffman recalls.
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First Known Use of phobic
Definition of -phobic
1a : having an intolerance or aversion for photophobic Anglophobicb : exhibiting a phobia for claustrophobic
2 : lacking affinity for hydrophobic
Origin and Etymology of -phobic
French -phobique, from Late Latin -phobicus, from Greek -phobikos, from -phobia
PHOBIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of phobic for English Language Learners
: of, relating to, or having an extremely strong fear or dislike of someone or something
Definition of -phobic for English Language Learners
: having an extremely strong dislike or fear of someone or something
Medical Definition of phobic
: one who exhibits a phobia
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