Definition of pantophobia in US English:

pantophobia

noun

  • Originally: †hydrophobia (rabies) (obsolete). Later: a condition characterized by groundless or irrational fears; fear of everything; generalized anxiety.

Origin

Early 19th century. From post-classical Latin pantophobia from panto- + -phobia, probably after post-classical Latin pantophobus (5th. cent. in Caelius Aurelianus) or Byzantine Greek παντοϕόβος all-fearing.

Pronunciation

pantophobia

/ˌpantə(ʊ)ˈfəʊbɪə/