oikophobia


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Related to oikophobia: domatophobia

ecophobia, oecophobia, oikophobia

1. an abnormal fear of home surround-ings.
2. an aversion to home life.
See also: Houses
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Oikophobia helps explain why European feminist politicians, otherwise insistent on women's equal rights and status, dutifully put on hijabs to meet with Middle Eastern leaders, lest they be accused of Islamophobia.
Scru-ton's concepts of oikophobia and oikophilia, which have entered the conservative lexicon, play a prominent role in his analysis.
Oikophilia is an ugly word--although of course it stems from the same Hellenic root as ecology--and so is its equally uneuphonious alleged opposite, oikophobia.