xenophobic

[zen-uh-foh-bik, zee-nuh]
adjective
unreasonably fearful of or hating anyone or anything foreign or strange.

Origin:
1905–1915;xenophob(ia) + -ic

xenophobically, adverb
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xenophobia (ˌzɛnəˈfəʊbɪə)
 
n
hatred or fear of foreigners or strangers or of their politics or culture
 
xeno'phobic
 
adj

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xenophobic
1912, coined from Gk. xenos "foreign, strange" + phobos "fear" (see phobia).
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Example sentences
It is a nationalism that is cosmopolitan rather than insular and xenophobic.
However, politicians have inflamed xenophobic fears.
He is a protectionist, he is anti-capitalist, he is xenophobic.
And the nation state, though he was well aware of its parochial and xenophobic
  limitations, seemed to be liberty's best incubator.
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