Definition of xenophile in English:

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xenophile

Pronunciation: /ˈzenəˌfīl/ Pronunciation: /ˈzē-/

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

An individual who is attracted to foreign peoples, manners, or cultures.
Example sentences
  • Make half of them xenophobes, and the other half xenophiles.
  • Add to this a UK music press obsessed with novelty in the post-punk era, and you've got a microwave recipe for compartmentalization via xenophile adoration.
  • In 1986, then-Chief Justice Warren Burger (a great xenophile) had argued in Bowers v Hardwick that bans on gay sex were ‘firmly rooted in Judeo-Christian moral and ethical standards.’

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Syllabification: xen·o·phile

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