Definition of ailurophobia in English:



  • Extreme or irrational fear of cats.

    ‘Like all fears and phobias, ailurophobia is created by the unconscious mind as a protective mechanism.’
    • ‘Cats have been endowed with a magical ability to detect the overweening ambitions of dictators, many of whom have consequently been accused of ailurophobia on the flimsiest evidence.’
    • ‘I have never heard of ailurophobia.’
    • ‘I've heard that Julius Caesar had Ailurophobia, the fear of cats.’
    • ‘Ailurophobia can severely disrupt normal life, interfering with school, work, or social relationships.’



/īˌlo͝orəˈfōbēə/ /aɪˌlʊrəˈfoʊbiə/ /āˌlo͝orəˈfōbēə/ /eɪˌlʊrəˈfoʊbiə/