Definition of xenophobia in English:


Line breaks: xeno|pho¦bia
Pronunciation: /zɛnəˈfəʊbɪə


[mass noun]
  • Intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries: racism and xenophobia are steadily growing in Europe
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    • 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.
    racism, racialism, racial hatred, ethnocentrism, ethnocentricity; nationalism, jingoism, isolationism; prejudice, intolerance, bigotry, bias
    in South Africa , • historical apartheid
    rare xenophoby



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  • 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.

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