Kakorrhaphiophobia, n. The morbid fear of failure. Imagine a sufferer reporting to the clinic for treatment, knowing the first thing he will have to do, at the reception desk, is give them the name of his complaint.
|He experiences kakorrhaphiophobia when trying to spell his condition.|
Each Tuesday, we’ll offer up a Superior Word for the edification of our Superior Readers, via the volumes of the inimitable Peter Bowler. You can purchase all or any of the four Superior Person’s Books of Words from the Godine website. Ignify appears in the Second.