Verboticism: Neganumeraphobia

'The numbers are falling!'

DEFINITION: v. To get freaked out by falling numbers and the prophets of doom who are eternally peddling their message of imminent global collapse. n. A type of mass hysteria created by the fear of falling numbers.

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Neganumeraphobia

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: neg-uh-noo-muh-rol-uh-foh-bee-uh

Sentence: After taking a bath during several stock market downturns, Tim developed a bad case of neganumeraphobia. Even the suggestion of a bad day on Wall Street can turn him into a trembling, quivering mess. A mere whisper of the term 401k can cause a catatonic state.

Etymology: negative (lacking positive or affirmative qualities) + numerology (the study of numbers, as the figures designating the year of one's birth, to determine their supposed influence on one's life, future, etc.) + phobia (fear of)

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