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Meaning of "xenophobic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF XENOPHOBIC

xenophobic  [ˌzɛnəˈfəʊbɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF XENOPHOBIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Xenophobic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES XENOPHOBIC 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 xenophobic in the English dictionary

The definition of xenophobic in the dictionary is having or showing a hatred or fear of foreigners or strangers or of their politics or culture.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH XENOPHOBIC


acrophobic
ˌækrəˈfəʊbɪk
aerophobic
ˌɛərəˈfəʊbɪk
agoraphobic
ˌæɡərəˈfəʊbɪk
anthropophobic
ˌænθrəpəˈfəʊbɪk
aquaphobic
ˌækwəˈfəʊbɪk
astraphobic
ˌæstrəˈfəʊbɪk
astrophobic
ˌæstrəˈfəʊbɪk
claustrophobic
ˌklɔːstrəˈfəʊbɪk
homophobic
ˌhɒməˈfəʊbɪk
hydrophobic
ˌhaɪdrəˈfəʊbɪk
Islamophobic
ˌɪzlɑːməˈfəʊbɪk
lyophobic
ˌlaɪəʊˈfəʊbɪk
monophobic
ˌmɒnəʊˈfəʊbɪk
necrophobic
ˌnɛkrəʊˈfəʊbɪk
nyctophobic
ˌnɪktəˈfəʊbɪk
ochlophobic
ˌɒkləˈfəʊbɪk
phobic
ˈfəʊbɪk
photophobic
ˌfəʊtəʊˈfəʊbɪk
Russophobic
ˌrʌsəʊˈfəʊbɪk
technophobic
ˌteknəʊˈfəʊbɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE XENOPHOBIC

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE XENOPHOBIC

aerobic
ailourophobic
ailurophobic
anaerobic
anglophobic
batrachophobic
computerphobic
cyberphobic
dysmorphophobic
eleutherophobic
Europhobic
gynophobic
heliophobic
Negrophobic
neophobic
pyrophobic
saprobic
taphephobic
triskaidekaphobic
zelophobic

Synonyms and antonyms of xenophobic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «XENOPHOBIC»

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

Translation of «xenophobic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF XENOPHOBIC

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

Translator English - Chinese

排外的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

xenófobo
570 millions of speakers

English

xenophobic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

xenophobic
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أجانب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ксенофобской
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

xenófobo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

xenophobic
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

xénophobe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Xenophobic
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

fremdenfeindlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

外国人嫌いの
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

외국인을 혐오하는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Xenophobic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bài ngoại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நிலவும் வெளிநாட்டவருக்கு எதிரான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Xenophobic
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yabancı düşmanı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

xenofobo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ksenofobiczne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ксенофобської
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

xenofob
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ξενοφοβικές
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

xenofobiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

främlingsfientlig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fremmedfiendtlig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of xenophobic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «XENOPHOBIC»

The term «xenophobic» is quite widely used and occupies the 35.943 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «XENOPHOBIC» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «xenophobic» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «xenophobic» 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 xenophobic

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «XENOPHOBIC»

Discover the use of xenophobic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to xenophobic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Big Book of National Insults: 1001 Xenophobic Quips and ...
Every toxic drop of rudeness is organized by the different areas of the world, then by nationality, and finally by theme. Amusing and scurrilous, this is not for the politically correct.
Julian L'Estrange, 2006
2
Fair Exotics: Xenophobic Subjects in English Literature, ...
issue, so to speak: her daughter, Mary Shelley, makes almost painfully clear the cultural and psychic vicissitudes of xenophobic reproduction in Franken— stein. Though many critics have read this novel in the interests of cultural critique, and ...
Rajani Sudan, 2011
3
Tackling Racist and Xenophobic Violence in Europe: Case Studies
After the "trigger events" of the preceding years (Hoyerswerda, Hunxe and Rostock) an increase in the number of xenophobic offences was noticed over a longer period of time. On the contrary, after the arson in Molln at the end of November ...
‎1997
4
Toward a Definition of Antisemitism
outgroup, examination of all xenophobic assertions about an outgroup such as " the Jews" indicates that they are far from including, or assuming knowledge of, all that was known about Jews or that might have been inferred about them with ...
Gavin I. Langmuir, 1996
5
Youth Activism: K-Z
Most xenophobic crimes are committed by people under age twenty-five, whereas xenophobic attitudes are found in all age- groups. Looking, for example, at Germany, between 10 and 20 percent of all Germans (depending on the exact study) ...
Lonnie R. Sherrod, 2006
6
Holding the Course
The former Soviet countries are not very likely to be xenophobic, by contrast. Some explanations for this are offered later. Austria was included in a separate analysis to see if the same patterns could be found in a country which had not had the ...
Peter Rutland, 2000
7
From 'foreign Natives' to 'native Foreigners': Explaining ...
I had noted earlier in this book the important point that in 1999 SAMP could not identify a 'xenophobic profile', thereby making traditional sociological accounts impossible. In 2006 the authors developed a 'composite xenophobic score' for ...
M. Neocosmos, 2010
8
New Xenophobia in Europe
Parallel to the _ Churches' resistance, 150 protest events main justification Jor against racism can be counted between xenophobic resentment among 1984 and 1993- During the same period, 113 events were held in opposition to young  ...
Bernd Baumgartl, Adrian Favell, 1995
9
Youth in Europe: An international empirical study about life ...
People who are xenophobic reject these values. On the other hand, people who have these values see no occasion for hating foreigners. Second, xenophobia correlates negatively with self-management, i.e. someone who is xenophobic ...
‎2009
10
Dictionary of Genocide: M-Z
Actual exposure to the object group of xenophobic dislike may or may not be linked to actual experience (e.g., hatred of Jews and/or blacks by those who have never actually encountered such persons). Such fear, animosity, and hate can, and ...
Samuel Totten, Paul Robert Bartrop, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «XENOPHOBIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term xenophobic 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
Political rhetoric and institutions fuel xenophobic violence in South …
Although the world woke up to the mix of violence and xenophobia in May 2008, attacks on foreigners and other outsiders neither began nor ended in 2008. «Washington Post, May 15»
3
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»
4
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»
5
South Africa's xenophobic attacks: Graca Machel urges unity
Graca Machel, widow of Nelson Mandela, has appealed for African unity at a memorial service for a victim of recent xenophobic violence in South Africa. «BBC News, Apr 15»
6
'South Africa is not a xenophobic nation': a letter from Jacob Zuma
Jacob Zuma hosts an anti-xenophobia press conference in Pretoria, South Africa. Photograph: News Agency/REX Shutterstock/News Agency/REX Shutterstock. «The Guardian, Apr 15»
7
South Africa's Xenophobic Attacks 'Vile,' Says Zulu King Accused Of …
Goodwill Zwelithini is the influential king of South Africa's Zulu nation. Comments that he made last month — when he reportedly said head lice should be ... «NPR, Apr 15»
8
Xenophobic thugs: 'We'll burn you alive'
City Press has obtained a copy of the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure report, which reveals a 27-step programme to address xenophobia ... «News24, Apr 15»
9
South Africa's Johannesburg marches against xenophobia
About 30,000 people have taken part in a march through South Africa's main city, Johannesburg, to demand an end to a recent wave of xenophobic attacks. «BBC News, Apr 15»
10
Malawian victims of xenophobic violence: Back home, sad and …
The first group of 390 Malawians repatriated after the recent wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa arrived in Malawi on Monday 20th April. According the ... «Daily Maverick, Apr 15»

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