euphobia


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euphobia

Morbid fear of hearing or receiving good news.
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Curtis 73 Euphobia prostrata Euphorbiaceae Crawford W.E.
There's a word for the malady afflicting those who can't stand prosperity--chrematophobia--fear of wealth and another for the fear of getting good news, euphobia. One can readily imagine being fearful of the "midnight hours," but not the soulful Wilson Pickett, who eagerly awaited it.
It's bad news only for victims of euphobia - fear of good news.