homophobia


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ho·mo·pho·bi·a

(hō'mō-fō'bē-ă),
Irrational fear of homosexual feelings, thoughts, behaviors, or people.

homophobia

[hō′mōfō′bē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, homos, same, phobos, fear
fear of or prejudice against homosexuals.

Haemophobia

Morbid fear of blood.

homophobia

Psychology An irrationally negative attitude toward those with homosexual orientation, or toward becoming homosexual. See Closet, Gay-bashing, Heterosexism. Cf Gay, Homosexual, Phobia.

ho·mo·pho·bi·a

(hō'mŏ-fō'bē-ă)
Irrational fear of homosexual feelings, thoughts, behaviors, or people.

homophobia

A slang term meaning fear of homosexuality.
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