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xenophobe

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noun xe·no·phobe \ˈze-nə-ˌfōb, ˈzē-\

Definition of xenophobe

  1. :  one unduly fearful of what is foreign and especially of people of foreign origin

xenophobic

play \ˌze-nə-ˈfō-bik, ˌzē-\ adjective

xenophobically

play \-bi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Did You Know?

Xenophobe is partly based on the Greek noun xenos, meaning "stranger, guest, foreigner". Unlike other phobias, xenophobia isn't really considered an abnormal condition; instead, it's generally thought of as just serious narrow-mindedness, the kind of thinking that goes along with racism and extreme patriotism. In times of war, a government will often actually try to turn all its citizens into xenophobes.

Origin and Etymology of xenophobe

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1922


Medical Dictionary

xenophobe

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noun xe·no·phobe \ˈzen-ə-ˌfōb, ˈzēn-\

Medical Definition of xenophobe

  1. :  a person unduly fearful of what is foreign and especially of people of foreign origin

xenophobic

\ˌzen-ə-ˈfō-bik, ˌzēn-\play play adjective



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