Recent Examples of xenophobe from the Web
In 2017, notorious xenophobe Geert Wilders came up short in the Netherlands.
Nine parties will enter parliament, including everything from communists to far-right xenophobes, and there is no obvious coalition.
Leader Heinz-Christian Strache has tried hard but not always credibly to shed the FPÖ’s reputation as a political haven for xenophobes and Nazi sympathizers.
The party panders to a grab-bag of conservative impulses, giving a political home to climate-deniers, Euroskeptics, xenophobes and chauvinists tired of Germany having to atone for the Holocaust.
In the aftermath of the election, for all the shrill charges that Trump is a racist, bigot, nativist, and xenophobe, the identity-politics industry is silently making some subtle concessions.
Democrats’ politically correct messaging derides opponents as deplorable racists, sexists, bigots, xenophobes, homophobes, Islamophobes and nativists.
The staff, for instance, is not composed of only knee-jerk xenophobes and hillbilly rabble-rousers.
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xenophobe Has Greek Roots
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
First Known Use: 1922See Words from the same year
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