- An intense fear of strangers.
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Xenophobia — is an intense and/or irrational dislike and sometimes fear of people from other countries. It comes from the Greek words ξένος ( xenos ), meaning foreigner, stranger, and φόβος ( phobos ), meaning fear. The term is typically used to describe a… … Wikipedia
xenophobia — (n.) 1903, from XENO (Cf. xeno ) foreign, strange + phobia fear (see PHOBIA (Cf. phobia)). Earlier (c.1884) it meant agoraphobia … Etymology dictionary
xenophobia — ► NOUN ▪ intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries. DERIVATIVES xenophobe noun xenophobic adjective … English terms dictionary
xenophobia — [zen΄ōfō′bē ə, zen΄əfō′bē ə; zē΄nofō′bē ə, zē΄nəfō′bē ə] n. [ModL: see XENO & PHOBIA] fear or hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything foreign or strange xenophobe [zen΄ōfōb΄, zen΄əfōb΄; zē΄nofōb΄, zē΄nəfōb΄] n. xenophobic [zen΄ōfō′bik,… … English World dictionary
xenophobia — Canadian Slang [zeen o foe bee a] Fear and dislike of anything that is foreign You re scared, then you must have xenophobia … English dialects glossary
xenophobia — [[t]ze̱nəfo͟ʊbiə[/t]] N UNCOUNT Xenophobia is strong and unreasonable dislike or fear of people from other countries. [FORMAL] … English dictionary
xenophobia — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1903 fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign … New Collegiate Dictionary
xenophobia — xenophobic, adj. /zen euh foh bee euh, zee neuh /, n. an unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers or of that which is foreign or strange. [1900 05; XENO + PHOBIA] * * * … Universalium
xenophobia — noun a) An exaggerated or abnormal fear of strangers or foreigners. b) A strong antipathy or aversion to strangers or foreigners. Syn: xenophoby Ant: xenomania, xenophilia, xenophily, allophilia See Also: xenophob … Wiktionary
xenophobia — Morbid fear of strangers. [xeno + G. phobos, fear] * * * xe·no·pho·bia .zen ə fō bē ə, .zēn n fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign * * * n. excessive fear of strangers and foreigners. See phobia. *… … Medical dictionary
xenophobia — Synonyms and related words: Anglophobia, Francophobia, Germanophobia, Jim Crow, Jim Crow law, Russophobia, abhorrence, abomination, agoraphobia, alien, anti Semitism, antipathy, apartheid, aversion, bigotry, black power, black supremacy,… … Moby Thesaurus