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xenophobia (ˌzɛnəˈfəʊbɪə or xenophoby (ˈzɛnəˌfəʊbɪ) 



  1. hatred or fear of foreigners or strangers or of their politics or culture

Derived Forms

ˌxenoˈphobic  adjective


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= racism, nationalism, bigotry, isolationism, racial hatred, ethnocentrism, jingoism, racialism, racial intolerance, ethnocentricity

Translations for 'xenophobia'

  • British English: xenophobia Xenophobia is strong and unreasonable dislike or fear of people from other countries. NOUN...a just and tolerant society which rejects xenophobia and racism.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: xenofobia
  • Chinese: 排外情绪排外情绪緒
  • European Spanish: xenofobia
  • French: xénophobie
  • German: Fremdenfeindlichkeit
  • Italian: xenofobia
  • Japanese: 外国人嫌い
  • Korean: 외국인 혐오
  • Portuguese: xenofobia
  • Spanish: xenofobia

Example Sentences Including 'xenophobia'

He blamed the likes of Ruiz and Chavez for that kind of blatant xenophobia.
MacNeill, Alastair The Devil's Door
Sloan slid over the point as quickly as he could: the Superintendent's xenophobia started at the end of Dover pier.
Aird, Catherine A Dead Liberty


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