Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 10/07/20 Metrophobia

Metrophobia (noun)
metrophobia [ me-truh-foh-bee-uh ]


noun
1. a strong dislike of or aversion to poetry.
2. an irrational or disproportionate fear of poetry: Being forced to read John Donne's sonnets aloud in front of my English class gave me such bad metrophobia that I can't even look at greeting card poetry without getting sweaty palms and a dry mouth.


Origin: First recorded in 1985–90; metro-1 + -phobia

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