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"Fear of Men" redirects here. For the English musical group, see Fear of Men.

Androphobia is the abnormal fear of men.[1][2][3][4] The word is derived from the Greek άνήρ (man) and φόβος (fear).[5][6] It should not be confused with misandry, the hatred of men as a sex,[7] [8] or "dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against men (i.e. the male sex)".[9]

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  1. ^ "phobia - definition of phobia by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia". Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  2. ^ "androphobia". Memidex/WordNet Dictionary/Thesaurus. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  3. ^ "Phobias — MSN Encarta". Encyclopaedia. Microsoft Encarta. Archived from the original on 2009-09-01. Retrieved 2009-09-01. 
  4. ^ Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis. 2013. 
  5. ^ "Definition of Androphobia". 2000-01-10. Archived from the original on 2009-08-31. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  6. ^ Price, Susan (1988). No More Lonely Nights: Overcoming the Hidden Fears That Keep You from Getting Married. Putnam. p. 126. ISBN 978-0-399-13306-0. 
  7. ^ "Misandry" at Oxford English Dictionary Online (ODO), Third Edition, June 2002. Accessed through library subscription on 25 July 2014.
  8. ^ "Misandry - Definition". Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Misandry" at