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scopophobia

Line breaks: scopo|pho¦bia
Pronunciation: /ˌskɒpə(ʊ)ˈfəʊbɪə
 
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Definition of scopophobia in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Extreme or irrational fear of being looked at or seen.
Example sentences
  • It's as if our moralising politicians and would-be censors are caught in the grip of scopophobia, a morbid fear of the visual.

Origin

1990s: from Greek skopein 'look at' + -phobia.

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