Definition of arachnophobia in English:

arachnophobia

Syllabification: a·rach·no·pho·bi·a
Pronunciation: /əˌraknəˈfōbēə
 
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noun

Extreme or irrational fear of spiders.
More example sentences
  • If you don't already have arachnophobia (that's an irrational fear of spiders), you might after seeing this sci-fi flick.
  • Would something like this also prove to be the cause of my arachnophobia and my fear of hypodermic needles?
  • I found it rather difficult to write the scene with the spider since I have arachnophobia.

Origin

1920s: modern Latin, from Greek arakhnē 'spider' + -phobia.

Derivatives

arachnophobe

Pronunciation: /əˈraknəˌfōb/
noun
More example sentences
  • But arachnophobes can relax: Assassin spiders are a mere eighth of an inch (two millimeters) long and are harmless to humans.
  • I think they are pretty creepy but I'm a bit of an arachnophobe myself.
  • As the metamorphosis to Spiderman takes place, Parker learns to scale walls, swing from city rooftops and spin webs all over the place (an arachnophobe's worst nightmare).

arachnophobic

adjective
More example sentences
  • My arachnophobic daughter would disagree with that most vociferously!
  • While some imagery is potentially more disturbing for young kids (as well as for arachnophobic grown-ups), this adaptation is otherwise straightforward to a fault.
  • Mena Suvari turns up as his Reiki-practising, crystal-loving, arachnophobic neighbour, Charlotte.

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