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A personality type characterized by the avoidance of dangerous or unfamiliar situations and reliance on external objects or other people for security.Often contrasted with philobat
- ‘The ocnophil denies the independence of the object by clinging.’
- ‘If a part object is used for clinging, which quite frequently happens, the relationship can never be satisfactory for the ocnophil.’
1950s: from Greek oknein ‘hesitate’ + -phil.
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