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Meaning of "xenophobia" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF XENOPHOBIA

xenophobia  [ˌzɛnəˈfəʊbɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF XENOPHOBIA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Xenophobia is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES XENOPHOBIA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Xenophobia

Xenophobia is the irrational or unreasoned fear of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange. It comes from the Greek words ξένος, meaning "strange," "foreigner," and φόβος, meaning "fear." Xenophobia can manifest itself in many ways involving the relations and perceptions of an ingroup towards an outgroup, including a fear of losing identity, suspicion of its activities, aggression, and desire to eliminate its presence to secure a presumed purity. Xenophobia can also be exhibited in the form of an "uncritical exaltation of another culture" in which a culture is ascribed "an unreal, stereotyped and exotic quality". Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action urges all governments to take immediate measures and to develop strong policies to prevent and combat all forms and manifestations of racism, xenophobia or related intolerance, where necessary by enactment of appropriate legislation including penal measure.

Definition of xenophobia in the English dictionary

The definition of xenophobia in the dictionary is hatred or fear of foreigners or strangers or of their politics or culture.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH XENOPHOBIA


acrophobia
ˌækrəˈfəʊbɪə
aerophobia
ˌɛərəˈfəʊbɪə
agoraphobia
ˌæɡərəˈfəʊbɪə
arachnophobia
əˌræknəˈfəʊbɪə
claustrophobia
ˌklɔːstrəˈfəʊbɪə
emetophobia
ɪˌmetəˈfəʊbɪə
erythrophobia
ɪˌrɪθrəʊˈfəʊbɪə
homophobia
ˌhəʊməʊˈfəʊbɪə
hydrophobia
ˌhaɪdrəˈfəʊbɪə
Islamophobia
ˌɪzlɑːməˈfəʊbɪə
monophobia
ˌmɒnəʊˈfəʊbɪə
neophobia
ˌniːəʊˈfəʊbɪə
nomophobia
ˌnəʊməʊˈfəʊbɪə
nyctophobia
ˌnɪktəʊˈfəʊbɪə
phobia
ˈfəʊbɪə
phonophobia
ˌfəʊnəʊˈfəʊbɪə
photophobia
ˌfəʊtəʊˈfəʊbɪə
scopophobia
ˌskɒpəˈfəʊbɪə
technophobia
ˌtɛknəʊˈfəʊbɪə
triskaidekaphobia
ˌtrɪskaɪˌdɛkəˈfəʊbɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE XENOPHOBIA

xenolith
xenolithic
xenomania
xenomenia
xenomorphic
xenomorphically
xenon
Xenophanes
xenophile
xenophobe
xenophobic
xenophobically
xenophoby
Xenophon
xenophya
xenoplastic
xenopus
xenotime
xenotransplant
xenotransplantation

WORDS THAT END LIKE XENOPHOBIA

aichmophobia
ailurophobia
algophobia
anglophobia
anthropophobia
aquaphobia
astraphobia
autophobia
gynophobia
mysophobia
necrophobia
ornithophobia
panophobia
pyrophobia
Russophobia
school phobia
sitophobia
social phobia
thanatophobia
Zenobia
zoophobia

Synonyms and antonyms of xenophobia in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «XENOPHOBIA»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «xenophobia» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of xenophobia

Translation of «xenophobia» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF XENOPHOBIA

Find out the translation of xenophobia to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of xenophobia from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «xenophobia» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

排外情绪
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

xenofobia
570 millions of speakers

English

xenophobia
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विद्वेष
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كراهية الأجانب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ксенофобии
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

xenofobia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিদেশীদের সম্বন্ধে অহেতুক ভয়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

xénophobie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Xenophobia
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Fremdenfeindlichkeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

外国人嫌い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

외국인 혐오
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Xenophobia
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tính bài ngoài
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சீனோபோபியா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

परदेशांबददल वाटणारा तिरस्कार किंवा भीती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yabancı düşmanlığı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

xenofobia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ksenofobii
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ксенофобії
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

xenofobiei
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ξενοφοβίας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

xenofobie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

främlingsfientlighet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fremmedfrykt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of xenophobia

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «XENOPHOBIA»

The term «xenophobia» is regularly used and occupies the 56.906 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «XENOPHOBIA» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «xenophobia» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «xenophobia» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about xenophobia

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «XENOPHOBIA»

Discover the use of xenophobia in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to xenophobia and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Xenophobia: The Violence of Fear and Hate
Provides information on xenophobia and different viewpoints on the issue.
Jamie Bordeau, 2009
2
Resisting Racism and Xenophobia: Global Perspectives on ...
This book will be valuable to instructors and applied professionals in anthropology, gender studies, ethnic studies, and international human rights.
Faye Venetia Harrison, 2005
3
Xenophobia and Islamophobia in Europe
European anti-Muslim attitudes: the voice of public protest against out-of-touch elites?
Ray Taras, 2012
4
New Xenophobia in Europe
Society, by Hans Cools.
Bernd Baumgartl, Adrian Favell, 1995
5
Insiders and Outsiders: Citizenship and Xenophobia in ...
He writes with sharp insight on domestic servants, refugees, on xenophobia and inclusion. This book will be a high priority/must-read for anyone interested in regional labour markets, in regional politics, and in changing identities.
Francis B. Nyamnjoh, 2006
6
From 'foreign Natives' to 'native Foreigners': Explaining ...
This book is the first to attempt a comprehensive and rigorous explanation for those horrific events. It argues that xenophobia should be understood as a political discourse and practice.
M. Neocosmos, 2010
7
Xenophobia and Immigration, 1820-1930
Examines the fear of and resulting attacks on foreigners in the United States throughout its history.
Thomas J. Curran, 1975
8
Embracing the Other: Addressing Xenophobia in the New ...
The present collection seeks, from a variety of angles, to investigate the relations between Self and Other in the New Literatures in English. How do we register differences and what does an embrace signify for both Self and Other?
Dunja M. Mohr, 2008
9
Demonizing the Other: Antisemitism, Racism and Xenophobia
First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Robert S. Wistrich, 2013
10
Committed to Making a Difference: Racism, Antisemitism, ...
In parallel to this, on the positive, there are also new means available for the fight against discrimination and intolerance. The new campaign is therefore characterised by both continuity and change.
Ingrid Ramberg, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «XENOPHOBIA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term xenophobia is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Xenophobia: Nigeria Union reports new attacks in South Africa
The Nigerian Union in South Africa on Tuesday reported new xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other foreigners in Sternkopf, Namakwa Municipality, ... «Premium Times, Jun 15»
2
Xenophobia: 'They know they can kill us and we can't do a thing'
Since the police and the army started Operation Fiela shortly after the xenophobic attacks a month ago, more than 1?650 foreigners have been arrested. «Mail & Guardian Online, May 15»
3
Operation Fiela-Reclaim: Xenophobia, legitimised?
“To equate crime with the presence of undocumented people in our country is not tackling xenophobia, it's legitimising it,” he said on the oft-cited reason for the ... «Daily Maverick, May 15»
4
UN's refugee agency worried about xenophobia in Hungary, calls …
BUDAPEST, Hungary – The United Nations refugee agency says it's worried about "growing expressions of xenophobia in Hungary" and about government ... «Fox News, May 15»
5
South Africa Xenophobia 2015: Authorities Arrest Hundreds In …
Above, demonstrators carry placards during a march against xenophobia in ... amid a growing number of attacks on foreigners and rising xenophobia in the ... «International Business Times, May 15»
6
Xenophobia in South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa - The latest wave of xenophobic attacks against foreign nationals occurred in South Africa's Isipingo located in the province of ... «Aljazeera.com, May 15»
7
Xenophobia: The past comes back to haunt us
Violence, racial tension, heated debates about what the heritage of South Africa should look like, and most recently, the spate of xenophobic attacks begs the ... «Mail & Guardian Online, Apr 15»
8
Xenophobia: Malema heads to Zimbabwe
An advert circulating in the Zimbabwean media suggests that EFF leader Julius Malema will visit the neighbouring country on May 6 to talk about the recent ... «Nehanda Radio, Apr 15»
9
Names of xenophobia victims released
Durban - The names of the seven people killed during xenophobic violence which erupted in parts of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal in the past weeks, were ... «News24, Apr 15»
10
Xenophobia: Nigeria recalls envoys to South Africa
“The invitation is in connection with the ongoing xenophobia in South Africa targeting ... South Africans have also organised peace marches against xenophobia. «Premium Times, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Xenophobia [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/xenophobia>. Jun 2021 ».
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