Definition of ocnophil in English:

ocnophil

noun

Psychology
  • 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.’

Origin

1950s: from Greek oknein hesitate + -phil.

Pronunciation:

ocnophil

/ˈɒknə(ʊ)fɪl/