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homophobia Line breaks: homo|pho¦bia
Pronunciation: /ˌhɒməˈfəʊbɪə/

Definition of homophobia in English:


[mass noun]
Dislike of or prejudice against homosexual people.
Example sentences
  • 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.


1960s: from homosexual + -phobia.

Words that rhyme with homophobia

agoraphobia, claustrophobia, hydrophobia, phobia, technophobia, xenophobia, Zenobia
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