unreasonable fear

See: paranoia
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We got to talk about work and things outside of our 8-5 lives-from how he prefers less talk and shorter meetings to interesting things about law school to him being a fan of sci-fi movies and to my unreasonable fear of snakes.
Much of the reshuffling and rehashing in the PPP party, it seems, is the result of the unreasonable fear of the rise of Bhutto (Jr) who has impressed many by his intelligence and who looks, especially in the eyes, much like his famous grandfather.
Social anxiety is described as an intense and unreasonable fear of social situations
A person who suffers from depression and anxiety tends exhibit symptoms such as unprecedented and unreasonable fear, withdrawal, sweating, tight shoulders, stiff neck, irregular breathing and irregular heart beat.
Phobias are also common in older adults and agoraphobia (the irrational or unreasonable fear of being outside alone, in crowds, or in public transportation) is a typical presentation of anxiety in an older individual, he adds.
Before I ready Hospitals and Health, I had what I thought was probably an unreasonable fear of hospitals; like most people, I equated hospitals with serious illness - and dying.
Being a non-scientific term but using all the elements of science - unreasonable fear - to define and frame it, the word has caught a new momentum, with three new books on the subject (Islamophobia: The Ideological Campaign Against Muslims by Stephen Sheehi; Islamophobia by Chris Allen and Islamophobia: The Challenge of Pluralism in the 21st Century edited by John L.
Despite suffering from claustrophobia, an unreasonable fear of spiders and a dodgy back, I was given the job of sitting with items removed from my late father-in-law's home.
Terrorism is the new fear factor -- especially in the West; but it is an unreasonable fear because the likelihood of being killed in a terrorist incident while travelling is as much as travelling at any time -- almost nil
The vignette serves as an elaborate example of the larger point he makes with the five male players of the piece: they are presented as passive antagonists, motivated by unreasonable fear, hostility, and resignation.
You know it is an unreasonable fear, so by taking gradual steps you can stop these negative thoughts and actions and start to feel better.
I will never claim Sitton's level of ability, but we did have in common a totally unreasonable fear of snakes.