xenophobic


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xe·no·pho·bi·a

 (zē′nə-fō′bēə, zĕn′ə-)
n.
Fear, hatred, or mistrust of that which is foreign, especially strangers or people from different countries or cultures.

xe′no·pho′bic adj.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.xenophobic - suffering from xenophobia; having abnormal fear or hatred of the strange or foreign
afraid - filled with fear or apprehension; "afraid even to turn his head"; "suddenly looked afraid"; "afraid for his life"; "afraid of snakes"; "afraid to ask questions"

xenophobic

adjective racist, nationalist, bigoted, parochial, insular, isolationist, ethnocentric, racialist, ethnocentrist Stalin was obsessively xenophobic.
Translations
xenophobxenophobisch
xenofobischxenofoob

xenophobic

[ˌzenəˈfəʊbɪk] ADJxenófobo

xenophobic

[ˌzɛnəˈfəʊbɪk] adjxénophobe

xenophobic

adjfremdenfeindlich, xenophob (geh)

xenophobic

[ˌzɛnəˈfəʊbɪk] adj (frm) → xenofobo/a, xenofobico/a
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South Africa is already grappling with the scourge of violent xenophobic attacks, often directed against fellow African non-nationals.
South African President Jacob Zuma called for calm and reason to prevail amid the xenophobic protests.
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Such tradition might manifest itself in xenophobic jokes, expressions, cartoons, and propaganda of ultraconservative and right-wing parties.
Even though there has been no claim of responsibility, we have to assume that there is a xenophobic motive," Dresden police chief Horst Kretzschmar said in a statement.
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BRUSSELS, May 30 (KUNA) -- A report released on Monday by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) said an upsurge in racist and xenophobic incidents was noted in many EU Member States in 2015, fueled by fears over the migration situation and a spate of terrorist attacks.
Up until the further outbreak of xenophobia in April 2015, those xenophobic attacks of 2009 had been the most extensive of their kind since May 2008, when 62 people were reportedly killed and over 100 000 people displaced throughout South Africa (Monson and Arian 2011: 26).