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xenophobia (ˌzɛnəˈfəʊbɪə Pronunciation for xenophobia 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'

And the press, itself scared of facing the xenophobia of this country, lets Howard get away with it.
The Australian (2004)
But this could not be in view of the well-known (if at times, selective) xenophobia of Habib and his associates.
India Today (1997)
He blamed the likes of Ruiz and Chavez for that kind of blatant xenophobia.
MacNeill, Alastair The Devil's Door
In 1983, as soon as my selection became known, my family became the target of extreme xenophobia.
Gifford, Zerbanoo The Golden Thread - Asian experiences of post-Raj Britain
It justifies xenophobia by making it the wisdom of the masses defending their way of life.
Misc (1999)
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
This deep-seated xenophobia sits ill with an avowed desire to unfurl the welcome mat.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
`I learned early," Lee writes, `that the one truly international quality among people of all races is xenophobia.
Times, Sunday Times (2005)


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