Definition of commitment phobia in English:

commitment phobia

noun

  • Resistance or aversion to the commitment involved in a long-term romantic relationship. Now also (more generally): resistance or aversion to making a commitment to any decision, course of action, etc.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in The Washington Post. From commitment + -phobia, perhaps after commitment-phobe or commitment-phobic.

Pronunciation

commitment phobia

/kəˌmɪtm(ə)ntˈfəʊbɪə/