pogonophobia


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pogonophobia

Morbid fear of beards.
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Other strange phobias include Metrophobia (fear of poetry), Pogonophobia (fear of beards), Rhytiphobia (fear of getting wrinkles), Ergophobia (fear of work) and Paraskavadekatriaphobia (fear of Friday the 13th).
In fact, according to Bangor University's senior psychology lecturer, Dr Matthew Kimble, nine per cent of the population suffer from phobias, ranging from wellpublicised arachnophobia - the fear of spiders and claustrophobia - the fear of enclosed spaces, to less wellknown pogonophobia, fear of beards, and even pentheraphobia, the fear of your mother-in-law.
Pogonophobia - an abnormal fear or dislike of beards - is so rare a term that it does not even appear in the larger Oxford.
Fear of long words is hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia, which is, appropriately, the longest name on the list, and I trust no reader of mine suffers from pogonophobia, which is a fear of beards.
There is actually a medical phobia of hairy-faced men; it's called pogonophobia.
Perhaps he had pogonophobia - a fear of facial hair?