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