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A.Word.A.Day--gynophobia

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This week's theme: fear and desire.

gynophobia or gynephobia (gyn-uh-FO-bee-uh, jyn-) noun

The fear of women.

[From Greek gyne (female, woman) + -phobia (fear).]

See more usage examples of gynophobia in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

-Anu Garg (garg AT wordsmith.org)

"Precluding women from such positions of leadership is not theologically substantiated, but a clear manifestation of misogyny and gynophobia."
Kudakwashe Chirambwi; Church Should Welcome Women Into Leadership; The Herald (Harare, Zimbabwe); Nov 5, 2004.

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One of the most time-consuming things is to have an enemy. -E.B. White, writer (1899-1985)

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