Adjective "xenophobia" definition and examples

(Xenophobia may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/zɛnəˈfəʊbɪə/

Definitions and examples

noun

Dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries.
  1. 'How low has this country fallen in that it now embraces the fears and xenophobia of right wing shock jocks.'
  2. 'Well, I guess there is a fair bit of fear, xenophobia and insecurity huddled away there somewhere too.'
  3. 'Such rhetoric and policies can only be regarded by the extremist right as giving approval to their own xenophobia and racism.'
  4. 'At worst, it may see the world racked by explosions of racialism, xenophobia and ultra-nationalism.'
  5. 'In these elections it advocates an extreme rightwing programme, reeking of nationalism and xenophobia.'
  6. 'Hitler used those games to fan xenophobia and nationalism, leading ultimately to world war.'
  7. 'The horror film is generally about xenophobia, the fear of the unknown.'
  8. 'National and cultural identities are mixed; xenophobia and rage mirror xenophobia and rage.'
  9. 'If categorization and bias come so easily, are people doomed to xenophobia and racism?'
  10. 'Acts of racism, homophobia, xenophobia or just plain discrimination happen all the time.'

More definitions

1. fear or hatred of foreigners, people from different cultures, or strangers: Xenophobia and nationalism can be seen as a reaction to the rise of globalization.

2. fear or dislike of the customs, dress, etc., of people who are culturally different from oneself: Learning a foreign language can help to overcome xenophobia.

More examples(as adjective)

"politicians can be xenophobia."

"hatreds can be xenophobia."

"dignities can be xenophobia."

"denunciations can be xenophobia."