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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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|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"
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adjective racist, nationalist, bigoted, parochial, insular, isolationist, ethnocentric, racialist, ethnocentrist Stalin was obsessively xenophobic.
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xenophobic[ˌzenəˈfəʊbɪk] ADJ → xenófobo
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xenophobic[ˌzɛnəˈfəʊbɪk] adj → xénophobe
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xenophobic[ˌzɛnəˈfəʊbɪk] adj (frm) → xenofobo/a, xenofobico/a
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