phobics1) ADJ A phobic feeling or reaction results from or is related to a strong, irrational fear or hatred of something.
Many children acquire a phobic horror of dogs.2) ADJ-GRADED Someone who is phobic has a strong, irrational fear or hatred of something.
In Victorian times people were phobic about getting on trains. They weren't used to it.N-COUNTPhobic is also a noun.
Social phobics quake at the thought of meeting strangers.
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phobic — [ foubık ] suffix used for making adjectives meaning disliking or afraid of someone or something very much: homophobic (=afraid of or disliking homosexuality) … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
phobic — 1897, from PHOBIA (Cf. phobia) + IC (Cf. ic) … Etymology dictionary
phobic — [adj] fearful afraid, anxious, apprehensive, discomposed, disquieted, disturbed, frightened, have cold feet*, irrational, jittery, jumpy, nervous, neurotic, panicky, scared, shy, skittish, tense, worried; concept 401 … New thesaurus
phobic — [fō′bik] adj. 1. of or relating to a phobia 2. having a phobia or phobias n. a person who has a phobia … English World dictionary
phobic — Pertaining to or characterized by phobia. * * * pho·bic fō bik adj of, relating to, affected with, marked by, involving, or constituting a phobia <phobic disorders> <a phobic person> <phobic anxiety> <phobic situations>… … Medical dictionary
-phobic — [[t] fo͟ʊbɪk[/t]] SUFFIX phobic occurs in words which describe something relating to a strong, irrational fear or hatred of people or things of a particular kind. I m statistic phobic, and hopelessly ignorant of medicine … English dictionary
phobic — adjective Date: 1897 of, relating to, affected with, or constituting phobia • phobic noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
phobic — /foh bik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a phobia or phobias. n. 2. a person suffering from a phobia. [1895 1900; PHOB(IA) + IC, or by abstraction from adjectives ending in PHOBIC] * * * … Universalium
phobic — 1. adjective a) Relating to a phobia. b) Used to describe a political or cultural view opposed to the norm..... as defined by the observer. 2. noun A phobic person … Wiktionary
phobic — phobia ► NOUN ▪ an extreme or irrational fear of something. DERIVATIVES phobic adjective & noun … English terms dictionary