xenophobia


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xen·o·phobe

 (zĕn′ə-fōb′, zē′nə-)
n.
A person who is fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or of people from different countries or cultures.

xen′o·pho′bi·a n.
xen′o·pho′bic adj.

xenophobia

(ˌzɛnəˈfəʊbɪə) or

xenophoby

n
(Psychology) hatred or fear of foreigners or strangers or of their politics or culture
ˌxenoˈphobic adj

xen•o•pho•bi•a

(ˌzɛn əˈfoʊ bi ə, ˌzi nə-)

n.
an unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers, or of that which is foreign or strange.
[1900–05]
xen`o•pho′bic, adj.

xenophobia

an abnormal fear or hatred of foreigners and strange things.
See also: Foreigners
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.xenophobia - a fear of foreigners or strangers
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

noun racism, nationalism, bigotry, isolationism, racial hatred, ethnocentrism, jingoism, racialism, racial intolerance, ethnocentricity a wave of xenophobia
Translations

xenophobia

[ˌzenəˈfəʊbɪə] Nxenofobia f

xenophobia

[ˌzɛnəˈfəʊbiə] (formal) nxénophobie f

xenophobia

nFremdenfeindlichkeit f, → Fremdenhass m, → Xenophobie f (geh)

xenophobia

[ˌzɛnəˈfəʊbɪə] n (frm) → xenofobia

xen·o·pho·bi·a

n. xenofobia, temor excesivo o aversión a algo o a alguien extraño o extranjero.
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Libermann expressed gratitude for Bulgaria's preparedness and the personal commitment of Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev to secure the timely prevention and obstruction of different forms of antisemitism and xenophobia.
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In times of economic crisis, the dangers of rising racism and xenophobia, fuelled in part by increasing unemployment, and insecurity about the future, are very real," she warned.
Hitting out at what he claimed was a lack of leadership on the eurozone crisis, Mr Clegg said: "This cannot carry on, because the combination of economic insecurity and political paralysis, we know this from the history of our continent, is the ideal recipe for an increase in extremism and xenophobia.
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It is completely unacceptable to witness xenophobia in Europe in the 21st century especially after the continent suffered so much due to clashes among cultures and civilizations, Erdogan said.
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