homophobic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From homo (homosexual) +‎ -phobic.

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Adjective[edit]

homophobic (comparative more homophobic, superlative most homophobic)

  1. Relating to or characteristic of homophobia or homophobes.
    homophobic abuse

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Noun[edit]

homophobic (plural homophobics)

  1. A homophobe.
    • 2007, William D. Gairdner, The War Against the Family
      If you say something negative about homosexuals, you will be labelled an intolerant "homophobic."
    • 2016, Ralph Erber, ‎Maureen Erber, Intimate Relationships: Issues, Theories, and Research, Second Edition
      When placed in a situation that threatens to excite their repressed or latent sexual preferences, homophobics tend to react with panic, anger, and hostility as a means to avert or deny the threat (West, 1977).