acrophobic etymology

English word acrophobic comes from English -phobic, English acro- (Extremity. Peak. Sharp. Tip.)

Detailed word origin of acrophobic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-phobic English (eng) Used as a synonym of -phobe to form nouns.. Used to form adjectives meaning of a fear of a specific thing.. Used to form adjectives meaning of hate directed towards a particular type of person (due to fear of that type of person).
acro- English (eng) Extremity. Peak. Sharp. Tip.
acrophobic English (eng) A person who has acrophobia. Of or pertaining to or suffering from acrophobia.

Words with the same origin as acrophobic

Descendants of -phobic
Iranophobic Persophobic ailurophobic atheophobic carbophobic carcinophobic computerphobic electrophobic heliophobic hodophobic homophobic iconophobic ionophobic neophobic ophidiophobic ophiophobic philophobic photophobic pornophobic queerphobic taxaphobic transphobic xenophobic xyrophobic
Descendants of acro-
acroagnosis acroanaesthesia acroasphyxia acrobrachycephaly acrocallosal acrocephaly acrocyanosis acrocyanotic acrodermatosis acrodrome acrodysplasia acrofacial acrognosis acrohyperhidrosis acrolect acroleukopathy acromelalgia acropathy acrophase acrophobia acrophony acrophyte acropigmentation acrosyndesis beth