mysophobia : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a morbid fear of dirt or contamination

  • Dread of dirt (mysophobia) goes hand in overwashed hand with the cleanliness compulsion.
News & Articles

  • The problems and anxieties of a germaphobe
    Germaphobia, or “mysophobia,” as it’s called by people who understand Greek roots, is a real issue that millions of people face. It’s important to be aware that these people live among us and are suffering. If you are a germaphobe, know that you’re not alone. If you’re not one, here’s a little insight into what my fellow germ-sensitive buddies and I don’t particularly enjoy.
    Nov. 14, 2013 - Old Gold & Black

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