Published: 2nd August 2020
Citation: Astronist Institution. (2020). Cosmophobia. Available: https://www.astronism.com/astronary/entry/cosmophobia. Last accessed: [date].
noun (also Cosmophobism)
fear of thinking about or discussing The Cosmos, often due to its incomprehensible nature and vastness.
DERIVATIVES AND ALTERNATIVE PHRASES
Cosmophobic | ˈkɒzməfəʊbɪk | adjective
Cosmophobe | ˈkɒzməfəʊb | noun
ORIGINS AND ETYMOLOGY
Astro-English: from Astronese, the prefix cosmo-, denoting The Cosmos, combined with the suffix -phobia denoting an extreme fear or aversion to something; meaning ‘treatise of all knowledge and doctrine.’
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