xenophobia [zen΄ōfō′bē ə, zen΄əfō′bē ə; zē΄nofō′bē ə, zē΄nəfō′bē ə]
[ModL: see XENO- & -PHOBIA]
fear or hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything foreign or strange
xenophobe [zen΄ōfōb΄, zen΄əfōb΄; zē΄nofōb΄, zē΄nəfōb΄]
xenophobic [zen΄ōfō′bik, zen΄əfō′bik; zē΄nofō′bik, zē΄nəfō′bik]

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  • xenophobia — xenophobic, adj. /zen euh foh bee euh, zee neuh /, n. an unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers or of that which is foreign or strange. [1900 05; XENO + PHOBIA] * * * …   Universalium

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