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 (zĕn′ə-fīl′, zē′nə-)
A person attracted to that which is foreign, especially to foreign peoples, manners, or cultures.

xen′o·phil′i·a (-fĭl′ē-ə) n.
xe·noph′i·lous (zĕ-nŏf′ə-ləs, zē-) adj.


(Sociology) a person who likes foreigners or things foreign
[C19: from Greek, from xeno- + -phile]


(ˈzɛn əˌfaɪl, ˈzi nə-)

a person who is attracted to foreign peoples, cultures, or customs.
xen`o•phil′ia (-ˈfɪl i ə) n.
xen`o•phil′ic (-ˈfɪl ɪk) adj.


Someone who loves foreign peoples, cultures, or customs.
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I'm really interested in other religions and think of myself as a xenophile, which means I love things and people who are different than myself.
Muslim revivalists' patriotism--a sentiment rather than an ideology--expressed a more open, inclusive and xenophile attachment to the nation.
The hum hie typeface on one card read XENOPHILE (in reference to Andre Kreton's erotic ode to Oceania) and, below that, PHORMIUM TENAX; next to t hung two leaves of New Zealand flax amid a tangle of electric cord.
Hall, 30, admits to being a bit of a xenophile, so "getting to know new people is my thing anyway.
A Rhombus Media, Dor Film production (Toronto), with the participation of CTF, Telefilm Canada and Xenophile Media, in association with CBC and BBC TV.
Genie Awards aired the first iTV Enhanced broadcast of an Awards show in Canadian history with partners Xenophile Media, Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund and Bell ExpressVU.
These films were party to a narrative current whose storylines featured an affected fatalona whose xenophile attitudes threaten a virtuous but naive male protagonist who eventually resigns himself to his original class status.
The historian John Lukacs, for example, distinguishes between patriotism and nationalism, xenophile and xenologue, public opinion and popular sentiment, international finance and economics.