Definitions

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  • noun A fear of strangers or foreigners.
  • noun A strong antipathy or aversion to strangers or foreigners.

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  • noun a fear of foreigners or strangers

Etymologies

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From xeno- + -phobia.

Examples

  • "Xenophobia or no xenophobia, South Africa belongs to the South

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  • But that is not the case with the term xenophobia, at least.

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  • But that is not the case with the term xenophobia, at least.

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  • Perhaps this "xenophobia" is really more of a lack of necessity.

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  • Sadly, this "xenophobia" is once again influencing the European legislators to enact less immigrant friendly laws: Danmark, Holland, so may be we are heading straight up into a new dark age in Europe, as we are already way on our way there in the USA.

    Immigration rats nest

  • Sadly, this "xenophobia" is once again influencing the European legislators to enact less immigrant friendly laws: Danmark, Holland, so may be we are heading straight up into a new dark age in Europe, as we are already way on our way there in the USA.

    Immigration rats nest

  • Sadly, this "xenophobia" is once again influencing the European legislators to enact less immigrant friendly laws: Danmark, Holland, so may be we are heading straight up into a new dark age in Europe, as we are already way on our way there in the USA.

    Immigration rats nest

  • Sadly, this "xenophobia" is once again influencing the European legislators to enact less immigrant friendly laws: Danmark, Holland, so may be we are heading straight up into a new dark age in Europe, as we are already way on our way there in the USA.

    Immigration rats nest

  • Sadly, this "xenophobia" is once again influencing the European legislators to enact less immigrant friendly laws: Danmark, Holland, so may be we are heading straight up into a new dark age in Europe, as we are already way on our way there in the USA.

    Immigration rats nest

  • Sadly, this "xenophobia" is once again influencing the European legislators to enact less immigrant friendly laws: Danmark, Holland, so may be we are heading straight up into a new dark age in Europe, as we are already way on our way there in the USA.

    Immigration rats nest

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  • JM has a very selective case of xenophobia that seems to only apply to some people he has known for ages!

    September 21, 2009