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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.
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(Psychology) hatred or fear of foreigners or strangers or of their politics or culture
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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.
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an abnormal fear or hatred of foreigners and strange things.See also: Foreigners
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|Noun||1.||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)
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noun racism, nationalism, bigotry, isolationism, racial hatred, ethnocentrism, jingoism, racialism, racial intolerance, ethnocentricity a wave of xenophobia
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xenophobia[ˌzenəˈfəʊbɪə] N → xenofobia f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
xenophobia[ˌzɛnəˈfəʊbiə] (formal) n → xénophobie f
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xenophobia[ˌzɛnəˈfəʊbɪə] n (frm) → xenofobia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. xenofobia, temor excesivo o aversión a algo o a alguien extraño o extranjero.
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