Adjective "xenophobic" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Having or showing a dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries.
  1. 'There is nothing biased or discriminatory or even vaguely xenophobic about this.'
  2. 'We all know that this country is insecure and xenophobic: the question is, as Lenin said, What Is To Be Done?'
  3. 'Are suspicions of others justifiable, or just the xenophobic fears of an insulated family unit?'
  4. 'I can only say that it ranks as the most biased, xenophobic and superficial article I have read on the subject in any newspaper.'
  5. 'It is neither xenophobic nor insular to wish to defend the independence of the United Kingdom.'
  6. 'Its concerns are massively wider than the lowest common denominator of xenophobic prejudice to which the Sun consistently plays.'
  7. 'The statement is rife with racist, anti-Semitic, xenophobic and homophobic comments.'
  8. 'But perhaps this could be considered prejudiced, xenophobic or a decidedly un-Christian attitude.'
  9. 'As a result, the new parliament is distinctly more xenophobic and illiberal than its predecessor.'
  10. 'Luckily, the state's xenophobic legislation doesn't apply to me, a private citizen.'


1. relating to or exhibiting fear or hatred of foreigners, people from different cultures, or strangers.

2. relating to or exhibiting fear or dislike of the customs, dress, etc., of people who are culturally different.

More examples(as adjective)

"views can be xenophobic in patches."

"parties can be xenophobic."

"debates can be xenophobic."

"fronts can be xenophobic."

"speeches can be xenophobic."

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