Main definitions of scotophobia in English

: Scotophobia1scotophobia2

Scotophobia1

(also Scottophobia)

noun

  • Intense aversion or hostility towards Scotland, its people, or its culture.

Origin

Early 19th century. From Scoto- + -phobia.

Pronunciation

Scotophobia

/ˌskɒtə(ʊ)ˈfəʊbɪə/

Main definitions of scotophobia in English

: Scotophobia1scotophobia2

scotophobia2

noun

  • Fear or dislike of the dark. Also (Zoology and Bacteriology): movement away from darkness; preference for an illuminated environment.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Downside Magazine. From scoto- + -phobia.

Pronunciation

scotophobia

/ˌskəʊtə(ʊ)ˈfəʊbɪə/