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xenophobia Syllabification: xen·o·pho·bi·a
Pronunciation: /ˌzenəˈfōbēə/

Definition of xenophobia in English:


Intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries.
Example sentences
  • If categorization and bias come so easily, are people doomed to xenophobia and racism?
  • Religious or racial prejudice and xenophobia are not likely to go away as long as human nature is what it is.
  • How low has this country fallen in that it now embraces the fears and xenophobia of right wing shock jocks.


Pronunciation: /ˈzēnəˌfōb/ /ˈzenəˌfōb/
Example sentences
  • If you disagree with them on Europe, you are a racist or a xenophobe or a little Englander.
  • The rise to power of xenophobes and racists in the past has been in times of economic catastrophe.
  • When we first started discussing this in the House people called us racist and xenophobes.

Words that rhyme with xenophobia

agoraphobia, claustrophobia, homophobia, hydrophobia, phobia, technophobia, Zenobia
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