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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /zɛnəˈfəʊbɪə/
- (US) IPA(key): /zinəˈfoʊbiə/
- Rhymes: -əʊbiə
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- A fear of strangers or foreigners.
- A fear of aliens.
- A strong antipathy or aversion to strangers or foreigners.
- 2020 January 28, Mairov Zonszein, “Christian Zionist philo-Semitism is driving Trump’s Israel policy”, in The Washington Post:
- The great sociologist Zygmunt Bauman argued that philo-Semitism and anti-Semitism both fall under “allosemitism”: literally Othering the Jew. He defined it not as resentment of what is different, which is xenophobia, but rather of what defies order and clear categories. In 1997, he wrote, “The Jew is ambivalence incarnate. And ambivalence is ambivalence mostly because it cannot be contemplated without ambivalent feeling: it is simultaneously attractive and repelling.”
- xenophoby (rare)
a pathological fear or hatred of strangers or foreigners