Androphobia

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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] Should not be confused with misandry, the hatred, dislike, contempt for or ingrained prejudice against men and/or boys.[7][8] Its antonym is philandry, the fondness, love, or admiration of men.[9][10]

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  1. ^ "phobia - definition of phobia by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia". Thefreedictionary.com. 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". MedicineNet.com. 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. ^ http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/misandry
  8. ^ http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misandry
  9. ^ "philandrist - The Oxford Dictionary of English (2nd edition revised) - Oxford Reference Online". Oxford English Dictionary. 
  10. ^ "WordNet". Princeton University. Retrieved 2009-08-31.