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[zen-uh-foh-bik, zee-nuh‐] /ˌzɛn əˈfoʊ bɪk, ˌzi nə‐/
unreasonably fearful of or hating anyone or anything foreign or strange.
Origin of xenophobic
1905-1915;xenophob(ia) + -ic
Related forms
xenophobically, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for xenophobic
  • 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.
  • Mainstream political parties and leaders are playing the race and xenophobic cards for political gain.
  • If they're dopey or xenophobic or mean-spirited, that's bad.
  • And during times of war, patriotic sentiment can quickly become xenophobic.
  • In fact, an alien race that's xenophobic might actually give us the wrong design on purpose.
  • First, the following statements will sound xenophobic.
  • The irony, of course, is that the rhetoric has been so xenophobic.
Word Origin and History for xenophobic

1912, from xenophobia + -ic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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