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xenophobia

Definition:

a fear of foreigners or strangers

Class:

state noun (stable states of affairs)

Related to:

xenophobic

Plural:

xenophobias

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Modern Latin: see "xeno-" and "-phobia"
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Xenophobia

a very human but irrational or unreasoned fear of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange. It comes from the Greek words ξένος, meaning "stranger," "foreigner," and φόβος, meaning "fear." Xenophobia can manifest itself in many ways... (39 of 1451 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Xenophobia

Collins Dictionary:

xenophobia | xenophoby | xenophobic [adjective, derived]

hatred or fear of foreigners or strangers or of their politics or culture (13 of 367 words, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Oxford Dictionary:

xenophobia | xenophobe [derived]

intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries (11 of 63 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/xenophobia

Merriam-Webster:

xenophobia

fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign (15 of 40 words, pronunciation)

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

Macmillan British Dictionary:

xenophobia [uncountable] | xenophobic [adjective, related]

a strong fear and dislike of people from other countries and cultures (12 of 38 words, pronunciation)

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

Cambridge Dictionary:

xenophobia | xenophobic [adjective, derived]

extreme dislike or fear of foreigners, their customs, their religions, etc. (11 of 27 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/xenophobia

New World Dictionary:

xenophobia | xenophobe [noun, related] | xenophobic [adjective, related]

fear or hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything foreign or strange (13 of 27 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/xenophobia

American Heritage Dictionary:

xenophobe | xenophobia [noun, related] | xenophobic [adjective, related]

A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples. (17 of 24 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/xenophobe

Random House Dictionary:

xenophobia

an unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers or of that which is foreign or strange. (17 of 23 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/xenophobia

Wiktionary:

xenophobia | xenophobias [plural] | xenophoby [rare, synonym, sense-specific] | xenomania [antonym, sense-specific] | xenophilia [antonym, sense-specific] | xenophily [antonym, sense-specific] | allophilia [more general, antonym, sense-specific]

A fear of strangers or foreigners. | A strong antipathy or aversion to strangers or foreigners. (15 of 19 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/xenophobia

Encarta Dictionary:

xenophobia | xenophobe [noun, derived] | xenophobic [adjective, derived]

an intense fear or dislike of foreign people, their customs and culture, or foreign things (15 of 46 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861706793​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

xenophobia

Origin: Modern Latin: see "xeno-" and "-phobia"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/xenophobia

Merriam-Webster:

xenophobia

First use: 1903

Origin: New Latin

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

Wiktionary:

xenophobia | xenophobias [plural]

Origin: xeno- + -phobia.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/xenophobia

xeno-

Origin: Ancient Greek ξένος (xĂ©nos, "foreign, of a stranger")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/xeno-

-phobia

Origin: New Latin, from Latin, from Ancient Greek -φοβία (-phobia) (see ὑδροφοβία (hydrophobia, "fear of water")), from φόβος (phobos, "fear").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-phobia

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

xenophobia

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "xenophobia"

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

Macmillan American Dictionary:

xenophobia [uncountable]

Audio 1: North American pronunciation of "xenophobia"

Audio 2: North American pronunciation of "xenophobia"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/xenophobia

Macmillan British Dictionary:

xenophobia [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "xenophobia"

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

Cambridge Dictionary:

xenophobia

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "xenophobia"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "xenophobia"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/xenophobia

the Free Dictionary:

xenophobia

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "xenophobia"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "xenophobia"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/xenophobia

Google Dictionary:

xenophobia

Audio: English pronunciation of "xenophobia"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

xenophobia

Audio: North American pronunciation of "xenophobia"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=xenoph​08 word=xenophobia

YourDictionary Audio:

xenophobia

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "xenophobia" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/xenophobia

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