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Deprecophobia (from Latin deprecor meaning "curse") is the fear of curses. It is typically suffered by a person who went through a lot of curses in their life, like numerous failures while not having great moments. Even people who are having a good life so far can fear curses as they can happen sooner or later. Symptoms include anxiety, sweating, trembling, nausea, dizziness, and lack of coordination. Treatments of deprecophobia include cognitive-behavioral therapy, talk therapy, relaxation stragedies, and medication.
Since cursing also means the use of swear words, deprecophobia can mean the fear of swearing, in addition to kakologophobia.