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homophobe

Definition:

a person who hates or fears homosexual people

Class:

person noun (people)

Plural:

homophobes

Type of:

bigot » partisan » advocate » person

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

from homo(sexual) + -phobia
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Homophobia

encompasses a range of negative attitudes and feelings toward homosexuality or people who are identified or perceived as being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. It can be expressed as antipathy, contempt, prejudice, aversion, or hatred, and may be... (38 of 8254 words, 4 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Homophobia

Collins Dictionary:

homophobe | homophobia

a person who has a strong and unreasonable dislike of homosexual people | intense hatred or fear of homosexuals or homosexuality (20 of 379 words, 2 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/homophobe

Wiktionary:

homophobe | homophobes [plural] | heterosexist [synonym, sense-specific]

A person who fears sameness. | A person who fears men. | A person who is opposed to homosexuals and homosexuality. (19 of 87 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/homophobe

Oxford Dictionary:

homophobia | homophobe [derived] | homophobic [derived]

an extreme and irrational aversion to homosexuality and homosexual people (10 of 49 words, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/homophobia

American Heritage Dictionary:

homophobia | homophobe [noun, related] | homophobic [adjective, related]

Fear of or contempt for lesbians and gay men. | Behavior based on such a feeling. (15 of 25 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/homophobia

Merriam-Webster:

homophobe

a person characterized by homophobia (5 of 22 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/homophobe

New World Dictionary:

homophobia | homophobe [noun, related] | homophobic [adjective, related]

irrational hatred or fear of homosexuals or homosexuality (8 of 20 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/homophobia

Random House Dictionary:

homophobe

a person who fears or hates homosexuals and homosexuality. (9 of 14 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/homophobe

Cambridge Dictionary:

bigot [disapproving] | bigoted [adjective, derived] | bigotry [noun, derived]

a person who has strong, unreasonable beliefs and who thinks that anyone who does not have the same beliefs is wrong (21 of 61 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/bigot

Macmillan British Dictionary:

bigot [countable] | bigots [plural]

someone who is bigoted (4 of 29 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/bigot

Encarta Dictionary:

homophobic | homophobe [noun, derived]

showing an irrational hatred, disapproval, or fear of homosexuality, gay and lesbian people, or their culture (16 of 35 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861618526​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

homophobe | homophobia

First use: 20th century

Origin: from homo(sexual) + -phobia

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/homophobe

Wiktionary:

homophobe | homophobes [plural]

Origin: Originally | Recent definition

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/homophobe

Audio references

Wiktionary:

homophobe | homophobes [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "homophobe"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/homophobe

the Free Dictionary:

homophobe

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "homophobe"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "homophobe"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/homophobe

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

homophobe

Audio: North American pronunciation of "homophobe"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=homoph​02 word=homophobe

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