homophobia

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ho·mo·pho·bi·a

 (hō′mə-fō′bē-ə)
n.
Fear, hatred, or mistrust of lesbians and gay men.


ho′mo·phobe′ n.
ho′mo·pho′bic adj.

homophobia

(ˌhəʊməʊˈfəʊbɪə)
n
(Psychology) intense hatred or fear of homosexuals or homosexuality
[C20: from homo(sexual) + -phobia]
ˈhomoˌphobe n
ˌhomoˈphobic adj

ho•mo•pho•bi•a

(ˌhoʊ məˈfoʊ bi ə)

n.
unreasoning fear of or antipathy toward homosexuals and homosexuality.
[1955–60; homo (sexual) + -phobia]
ho′mo•phobe`, n.
ho`mo•pho′bic, adj.

homophobia

fear of or apprension about homosexuality.
See also: Homosexuality
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.homophobia - prejudice against (fear or dislike of) homosexual people and homosexuality
bias, prejudice, preconception - a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
Translations
хомофобия
HomophobieAnthropophobie
antropofobiahomoviha
homofobija
homofobia
homofóbia
homofobijaхомофобија

homophobia

[ˈhɒməʊˈfəʊbɪə] Nhomofobia f

homophobia

[ˌhɒməˈfəʊbiə] nhomophobie f

homophobia

nHomophobie f

ho·mo·pho·bi·a

n. homofobia, temor o repulsión a los homosexuales.

homophobia

n homofobia
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