#EngVocab: List of Philias

Today we will learn about the list of philias.

The suffix is used to specify some kind of attraction or affinity to something.

Philia is usually translated as affection, the love or obsession with a particular thing or subject.

The complete opposite is called a phobia.
Here’s the list of philias:

  1. Spectrophilia: attraction to ghosts

  2. Ailurophilia: attraction to cats

  3. Ergophilia: attraction to works

  4. Chrysophilia: attraction to golds

  5. Canophilia: attraction to dogs

  6. Lygophilia: attraction to darkness

  7. Stigmatophilia: attraction to tattoos

  8. Pluviophilia: attraction to rainy days

  9. Arctophilia: attraction to teddy bears

  10. Pogonophilia: attraction to beards

  11. Stegophilia: attraction to climbing

  12. Clinophilia: attraction to beds

  13. Timbrophilia: attraction to stamps

  14. Turophilia: attraction to cheese

  15. Heliophilia: attraction to sunlight

  16. Halophilia: attraction to salts

  17. Dendrophilia: attraction to trees

  18. Lithophilia: attraction to stones

  19. Logophilia: attraction to words

  20. Phytophilia: attraction to plants
    Compiled and written by @sherlydarmali for @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, February 19, 2017.

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