Definition of xenophobic in English:

xenophobic

adjective

  • Having or showing a dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries:

    ‘xenophobic attitudes’
    • ‘Let's put idiot right wingers and their xenophobic campaigns where they belong.’
    • ‘The statement is rife with racist, anti-Semitic, xenophobic and homophobic comments.’
    • ‘Critics also complained that Hague focused too much on asylum, making the Tories look intolerant and xenophobic.’
    • ‘Are suspicions of others justifiable, or just the xenophobic fears of an insulated family unit?’
    • ‘By the second year, this xenophobic propensity has ripened into expressions of full-blown fear and hostility.’
    • ‘What advice do you expect to get from a xenophobic Cold War warrior dripping in petty prejudices and half-baked homilies?’
    • ‘Or how about Medea as an evil foreigner confirming the xenophobic prejudices of an early Greek democracy?’
    • ‘Not only do you have no empathy or understanding for your fellow human beings, you are a racist, homophobic, xenophobic bigot.’
    • ‘But perhaps this could be considered prejudiced, xenophobic or a decidedly un-Christian attitude.’
    • ‘It is neither xenophobic nor insular to wish to defend the independence of the United Kingdom.’
    • ‘I can only say that it ranks as the most biased, xenophobic and superficial article I have read on the subject in any newspaper.’
    • ‘Its concerns are massively wider than the lowest common denominator of xenophobic prejudice to which the Sun consistently plays.’
    • ‘We all know that this country is insecure and xenophobic: the question is, as Lenin said, What Is To Be Done?’
    • ‘There are elements in our society that are intolerant and xenophobic.’
    • ‘There is nothing biased or discriminatory or even vaguely xenophobic about this.’
    • ‘Not many of us will admit to having strong racist or xenophobic biases.’
    • ‘As a result, the new parliament is distinctly more xenophobic and illiberal than its predecessor.’
    • ‘Bachelors are also more xenophobic than married men, and women of any marital status.’
    • ‘Luckily, the state's xenophobic legislation doesn't apply to me, a private citizen.’
    • ‘More of the same I reckon this year around in the big global stew that there is - well I would say that the world does seem to be getting more xenophobic.’
    racist, racialist, ethnocentric, ethnocentrist
    nationalist, nationalistic, jingoistic, jingo, isolationist
    prejudiced, intolerant, bigoted, parochial, insular
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Pronunciation:

xenophobic

/zɛnəˈfəʊbɪk/