Chromatophobia: An abnormal and persistent fear of money. Sufferers experience undue anxiety even though they realize their fear is irrational. They worry that they might mismanage money or that money might live up to its reputation as "the root of all evil." Perhaps they remember well the ill fortune that befell the mythical King Midas. His wish that everything he touched be turned to gold was fulfilled, and even his food was transformed into gold.
"Chromatophobia" is derived from the Greek "chrimata" (money) and "phobos" (fear). The "chrome" in "chromatophobia" may also be related to the Greek word "chroma" (color) because of the brilliant colors of ancient coins--for example, gold, silver, bronze and copper.
Chromatophobia: An abnormal and persistent fear of money. Sufferers experience undue anxiety even though they realize their fear is irrational.
Main Entry: chromatophobia Part of Speech: n Definition: a fear of colors; also called chromophobia , psychrophobia Etymology: chromato- 'color'
Do You Suffer From Chromophobia? When you are afraid of colors it is said that you have chromophobia. Chromatophobia is however, the other name of the condition.
chroÂ·matÂ·oÂ·phoÂ·biÂ·a (kr-m t-f b-, kr m-t-) n. Variant of chromophobia. chromatophobia An abnormal aversion to colours or to certain colours (e.g. erythrophobia ...
Library > Science > Sci-Tech Dictionary ( krÅâ€²madÂ·É™â€²fÅÂ·bÄ“Â·É™ ) ( psychology ) An abnormal fear of colors.