counterphobic


counterphobic
\\"ˌ\ adjective
Etymology: counter- + phobic
: relating to or characterized by a preference for or the seeking out of a situation that is feared

counterphobic reaction patterns

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/kown'teuhr foh"bik/, adj. Psychiatry.
seeking out a situation that one fears in an attempt to overcome the fear.
[COUNTER- + -PHOBIC]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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