Word of the Day – 17 October 2017: Casadastraphobia


Welcome to the new regular feature on my blog – WOTD. Each day a new word will be suggested as the word of the day, which could either be an already existing (but rarely used) word or may be a completely made-up one. There will be a short definition and, ideally, an example of how the word would be used in everyday conversation.

I encourage anyone to provide their own words, either in the comments below or by linking their posted word to this blog. Don’t forget the definition or maybe when it should be used.

So, today’s word is: Casadastraphobia (Noun).

The fear of falling UP into the sky!

Apparently this is a ‘thing’ now being first reported in 2006 since when a number of people report having this fear. It appears that it can be at it’s worst when looking up at stars at night, but also occurs to people in the daytime.

Pronounced: Cass-ad-ass-tra-fo-bia.

Eg: While the chances of it actually happening were absolutely zero Chris’s cadastraphobia prevented him from stargazing with Carol – he was not prepared to take the chance of falling up away from her.




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