Definition of Nyctophobia

1. Noun. A morbid fear of night or darkness.

Generic synonyms: Simple Phobia



Definition of Nyctophobia

1. Noun. A fear of the night, nighttime or darkness. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Nyctophobia

1. Fear of night. Origin: Gr. Phobos = fear (16 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nyctophobia

nycthemera
nycthemeral
nycthemeron
nycthemerons
nyctibune
nyctinastic
nyctinastism
nyctinasty
nyctitropic
nyctitropism
nycto-
nyctohemeral
nyctophile
nyctophiles
nyctophilia
nyctophobia (current term)
nyctophobic
nycturia
nye
nyed
nyem
nyems
nyentek
nyerereite
nyerereites
nyes
nyet
nying
nyjer
nylgau

Literary usage of Nyctophobia

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1. Mind and Its Disorders: A Text-book for Students and Practitioners by William Henry Butter Stoddart (1908)
"Acrophobia is an abnormal fear of heights; nyctophobia, fear of the dark. Some people have a similar sense of oppression when they are in a church or a ..."

2. A Clinical Manual of Mental Diseases by Francis Xavier Dercum (1917)
"It may, for instance, relate to special conditions of the environment; the patient may be morbidly afraid of the dark, nyctophobia; or contact with certain ..."

3. A Text-book on Nervous Diseases by Francis Xavier Dercum (1895)
"... 789 Numb fingers, 721 nyctophobia. 66 Nystagmus, 42, 793 associated with other movements, 794 causes of. 794 congenital, 793 extent of movements, ..."

4. A Textbook of Sex Education for Parents and Teachers by Walter Matthew Gallichan (1921)
"Cases of horror of contact with unclean objects, physical recoils and nyctophobia, or morbid dread of dirt, are commoner among women than among men. ..."

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