Definition of xenophobia in English:

xenophobia

noun

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

    ‘the resurgence of racism and xenophobia’
    • ‘How low has this country fallen in that it now embraces the fears and xenophobia of right wing shock jocks.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We are suggesting that nationalist xenophobia is precisely a function of that which purports to bring us all together.’
    • ‘Such rhetoric and policies can only be regarded by the extremist right as giving approval to their own xenophobia and racism.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, countering xenophobia and racism requires leadership from the government.’
    • ‘At worst, it may see the world racked by explosions of racialism, xenophobia and ultra-nationalism.’
    • ‘Unlike the more politicized phobias, xenophobia and classism often go unchecked.’
    • ‘In these elections it advocates an extreme rightwing programme, reeking of nationalism and xenophobia.’
    • ‘You expect abusive behaviour, you expect xenophobia, homophobia, racism.’
    • ‘Hitler used those games to fan xenophobia and nationalism, leading ultimately to world war.’
    • ‘Britain, my country of origin, appears to be infected by such selective xenophobia.’
    • ‘The horror film is generally about xenophobia, the fear of the unknown.’
    • ‘There is nothing amusing about snobbery, racism, bigotry, misogyny and xenophobia.’
    • ‘National and cultural identities are mixed; xenophobia and rage mirror xenophobia and rage.’
    • ‘If there are further terrorist acts then irrational xenophobia will be the only means of expression available.’
    • ‘If categorization and bias come so easily, are people doomed to xenophobia and racism?’
    • ‘Those who discriminate suffer with xenophobia: fear and hatred of strangers or people of foreign origin.’
    • ‘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.’
    racism, racialism, racial hatred, ethnocentrism, ethnocentricity
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Pronunciation

xenophobia

/zɛnəˈfəʊbɪə/