xenophobia


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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.

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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Worby, E, S Hassim and T Kupe (2008) 'Introduction: facing the other at the gates of democracy', in S Hassim, T Kupe, and E Worby (eds) Go Home or Die Here: violence, xenophobia and the reinvention of difference in South Africa.
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Speaking after the conference ended, Carmel said any movement towards xenophobia or extreme nationalist sentiment was "bad for Jews", adding: "The growth of the far right legitimizes xenophobic opinion.
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Finally, the outcome document successfully avoided becoming mired in such controversies and kept to the goal of mobilizing the international community against racism, xenophobia, and intolerance.
The transcription below is intended as a form of research platform for a broader study on Performing Xenophobia.
13) Such speculations rely heavily on antisocial behaviours observed in non-human primates--for example collective violence of chimpanzees against 'outgroup' members (14)--with authors arguing that these observations in close human relatives are proof of an evolved innate basis for 'outgroup' violence, including xenophobia.
In addition to jurisdiction and applicable law in matrimonial matters ( Rome III'), and Framework Decisions on combating racism and xenophobia as well as on certain procedural rights in criminal proceedings, the ministers' agenda for 19 April includes three draft regulations on cooperation in civil matters: 1.
Perhaps, as Thant Myint-U suggests, Burma's history of foreign invasion has created a widespread xenophobia that leaders can manipulate.
Since xenophobia and ethnocentrism are traits in all known human populations, it is probable that these traits are in part hardwired, rather than totally learned.