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Fear, hatred, or mistrust of that which is foreign, especially strangers or people from different countries or cultures.
Usage Note: Xenophobia has long had two acceptable pronunciations: the traditional pronunciation with a short e in the first syllable, and a variant with a long e. In our 2015 survey, the Usage Panel overwhelmingly found both forms to be acceptable. Slightly more Panelists (55 percent as compared to 45 percent) use the long-e pronunciation in their own speech.
(Psychology) hatred or fear of foreigners or strangers or of their politics or culture
xen•o•pho•bi•a(ˌzɛn əˈfoʊ bi ə, ˌzi nə-)
an unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers, or of that which is foreign or strange.
an abnormal fear or hatred of foreigners and strange things.See also: Foreigners
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social phobia - any phobia (other than agoraphobia) associated with situations in which you are subject to criticism by others (as fear of eating in public or public speaking etc)
xenophobia[ˌzenəˈfəʊbɪə] N → xenofobia f
xenophobia[ˌzɛnəˈfəʊbiə] (formal) n → xénophobie f
xenophobia[ˌzɛnəˈfəʊbɪə] n (frm) → xenofobia
n. xenofobia, temor excesivo o aversión a algo o a alguien extraño o extranjero.