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    Default Rich-phobia?

    We know xenophobia means "visceral hatred toward foreigners" or "irrational horror caused by foreigners". Is there a word or phrase which means "Visceral hatred toward the rich"?

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    I can't find one in this huge list:
    http://www.phobialist.com/
    There is this, though:
    Fear of Money- Chrometophobia or Chrematophobia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I can't find one in this huge list:
    http://www.phobialist.com/
    There is this, though:
    Fear of Money- Chrometophobia or Chrematophobia.
    I cannot think of one in English but Futterneid in German may be rather close to what you are looking for. Uli may be able to help.

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    It has been listed there. :)

    Plutophobia- Fear of wealth.
    http://www.phobialist.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewHope
    It has been listed there. :)

    Plutophobia- Fear of wealth.
    http://www.phobialist.com/
    I never knew you could become phobic about $$$.
    Interesting....
    This is one of those things I don't have to worry about. For sure.

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    I love $$$, only if I earned and earn them by
    fair play. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewHope
    I love $$$, only if I earned and earn them by
    fair play. :)
    In my book there is nothing wrong with money but other values count just the same.

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