xenophobia
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1903 fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Xenophobia — is an intense and/or irrational dislike and sometimes fear of people from other countries. It comes from the Greek words ξένος ( xenos ), meaning foreigner, stranger, and φόβος ( phobos ), meaning fear. The term is typically used to describe a… …   Wikipedia

  • xenophobia — (n.) 1903, from XENO (Cf. xeno ) foreign, strange + phobia fear (see PHOBIA (Cf. phobia)). Earlier (c.1884) it meant agoraphobia …   Etymology dictionary

  • xenophobia — ► NOUN ▪ intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries. DERIVATIVES xenophobe noun xenophobic adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • xenophobia — [zen΄ōfō′bē ə, zen΄əfō′bē ə; zē΄nofō′bē ə, zē΄nəfō′bē ə] n. [ModL: see XENO & PHOBIA] fear or hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything foreign or strange xenophobe [zen΄ōfōb΄, zen΄əfōb΄; zē΄nofōb΄, zē΄nəfōb΄] n. xenophobic [zen΄ōfō′bik,… …   English World dictionary

  • xenophobia — 1. (Xenophobia) (163↑, 29↓) The term xenophobia is typically used to denote a phobic attitude towards foreigners or strangers, or even of the unknown. Racism in general is described as a form of xenophobia. Why do we have to have white people at… …   Urban English dictionary

  • xenophobia — Canadian Slang [zeen o foe bee a] Fear and dislike of anything that is foreign You re scared, then you must have xenophobia …   English dialects glossary

  • xenophobia — [[t]ze̱nəfo͟ʊbiə[/t]] N UNCOUNT Xenophobia is strong and unreasonable dislike or fear of people from other countries. [FORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • xenophobia — xenophobic, adj. /zen euh foh bee euh, zee neuh /, n. an unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers or of that which is foreign or strange. [1900 05; XENO + PHOBIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • xenophobia — noun a) An exaggerated or abnormal fear of strangers or foreigners. b) A strong antipathy or aversion to strangers or foreigners. Syn: xenophoby Ant: xenomania, xenophilia, xenophily, allophilia See Also: xenophob …   Wiktionary

  • xenophobia — Morbid fear of strangers. [xeno + G. phobos, fear] * * * xe·no·pho·bia .zen ə fō bē ə, .zēn n fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign * * * n. excessive fear of strangers and foreigners. See phobia. *… …   Medical dictionary

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