Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mania for foreign persons or things.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare A mania for, or an inordinate attachment to, foreign customs, institutions, manners, fashions, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A strong preference for foreign customs, manners, or institutions; the gaining of pleasure from meeting strangers or visiting foreign countries.
  • noun An obsession with strangers.

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Examples

  • In a speech delivered at the Greek Odeon (19 April 1922), Theodoropoulou argued, in the spirit of Glinos, that women's advancement was a historic inevitability based on economic progress, a perspective which enabled her to defend the feminist project, albeit unsuccessfully, against charges of xenomania and subservience to foreign values, hurled at feminists by at best antagonistic and sometimes outraged conservative nationalists.

    Arms and the Woman: Just Warriors and Greek Feminist Identity

  • _Miscellany_ had shown by its collection of the best poetical work of the preceding half century the extraordinary effect which a judicious xenomania

    A History of Elizabethan Literature

  • English, unadulterated by xenomania and unweakened by purism, as Daniel.

    A History of Elizabethan Literature

  • I doubt 5 whole tracks from xenomania will make the cut.

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  • I doubt 5 whole tracks from xenomania will make the cut.

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  • Since she worked with xenomania for the Alesh show we could still have ended up with TBDN etc, had she not been dropped.

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  • Since she worked with xenomania for the Alesh show we could still have ended up with TBDN etc, had she not been dropped.

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  • I wonder how much crow Keisha has to eat now that they're going back into the "pop" style. do you want them to work with xenomania again?

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  • Since she worked with xenomania for the Alesh show we could still have ended up with TBDN etc, had she not been dropped.

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  • Since she worked with xenomania for the Alesh show we could still have ended up with TBDN etc, had she not been dropped.

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