Definition of homophobia in English:


Line breaks: homo|pho¦bia
Pronunciation: /ˌhɒməˈfəʊbɪə
, ˌhəʊmə-/


[mass noun]
  • An extreme and irrational aversion to homosexuality and homosexual people.
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    • Acts of racism, homophobia, xenophobia or just plain discrimination happen all the time.
    • It was a time of rampant discrimination, racism, homophobia and sexism.
    • Strategies to confront class inequality, sexism, racism and homophobia started to be discussed.



Pronunciation: /ˈhɒm-, ˈhəʊm-/
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  • I would suggest, right now, that if you are a liberal, you should avoid doing business with racists, homophobes and sexists.
  • Some speculate that Northern Ireland's legacy of violence makes it unusually fertile ground for racists and homophobes.
  • Not all opponents of the bill are homophobes and bigots.


Pronunciation: /-ˈfəʊbɪk/
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  • No sexist, homophobic or racist behaviour in meetings or at the centre is tolerated.
  • Victims of hate crimes in Bradford are getting help in a pioneering scheme to clamp down on racial and homophobic incidents.
  • There are lots of reasons why people haven't come forward in the past to report racial or homophobic incidents.


1960s: from homosexual + -phobia.

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