I am looking for a wider expression for someone who is hyper-scared of pain and things that cause pain. I came up with “afraid of as much as a needle,” but I get nowhere when I search for it on Google books. “Agliophobia” sounds too complex to me. Would an average teenager in the USA understand Agliophobia? Any other ideas?
Dictionary.com defines petrified as:
to benumb or paralyze with astonishment, horror, or other strong emotion:
In a sentence:
Sarah is petrified from pain, she suffers from agliophobia.
Terrified is your best option if you want a word readily understood.
terrified (of somebody/something) to be terrified of spiders
terrified (of doing something) I'm terrified of losing you.
terrified (that…) He was terrified (that) he would fall.
terrified (at something) She was terrified at the thought of being alone.
You look absolutely terrified! She looked at him with wide, terrified eyes.
So you could say:
Terrified of pain.