xenophobic

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xeno- +‎ -phobic, from Ancient Greek ξένος (xenos, foreign, strange) + φόβος (phobos, fear)

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xenophobic (comparative more xenophobic, superlative most xenophobic)

  1. Suffering from xenophobia, a fear or hatred of strangers or foreigners
    • "Residents of Plettenberg Bay this week launched violent xenophobic attacks on foreign Africans living in informal settlements, beating them and ransacking their houses" Weekend Argus May 13/14 2006.

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xenophobic (plural xenophobics)

  1. A xenophobe.
    • 2008 April 16, “Don’t Give Up on the Games, or Olympic Ideals”, New York Times:
      So Buzz Bissinger sees fit that we give up on the ideal of Olympism and give in to xenophobics, terrorists, drug abusers, profiteers and human rights abusers?

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