Definition of xenophobia in English:



  • [mass noun] Dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries.

    ‘racism and xenophobia are steadily growing in Europe’
    • ‘If categorization and bias come so easily, are people doomed to xenophobia and racism?’
    • ‘The horror film is generally about xenophobia, the fear of the unknown.’
    • ‘Acts of racism, homophobia, xenophobia or just plain discrimination happen all the time.’
    • ‘There is nothing amusing about snobbery, racism, bigotry, misogyny and xenophobia.’
    • ‘We are suggesting that nationalist xenophobia is precisely a function of that which purports to bring us all together.’
    • ‘Hitler used those games to fan xenophobia and nationalism, leading ultimately to world war.’
    • ‘If there are further terrorist acts then irrational xenophobia will be the only means of expression available.’
    • ‘Those who discriminate suffer with xenophobia: fear and hatred of strangers or people of foreign origin.’
    • ‘In these elections it advocates an extreme rightwing programme, reeking of nationalism and xenophobia.’
    • ‘You expect abusive behaviour, you expect xenophobia, homophobia, racism.’
    • ‘The first step has to be the main parties working together to present a united front against racism, xenophobia and the politics of disunity.’
    • ‘Well, I guess there is a fair bit of fear, xenophobia and insecurity huddled away there somewhere too.’
    • ‘Such rhetoric and policies can only be regarded by the extremist right as giving approval to their own xenophobia and racism.’
    • ‘Religious or racial prejudice and xenophobia are not likely to go away as long as human nature is what it is.’
    • ‘Unlike the more politicized phobias, xenophobia and classism often go unchecked.’
    • ‘National and cultural identities are mixed; xenophobia and rage mirror xenophobia and rage.’
    • ‘At worst, it may see the world racked by explosions of racialism, xenophobia and ultra-nationalism.’
    • ‘Britain, my country of origin, appears to be infected by such selective xenophobia.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, countering xenophobia and racism requires leadership from the government.’
    • ‘How low has this country fallen in that it now embraces the fears and xenophobia of right wing shock jocks.’
    racism, racialism, racial hatred, ethnocentrism, ethnocentricity
    nationalism, jingoism, isolationism
    prejudice, intolerance, bigotry, bias
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