- relating to or exhibiting fear or hatred of foreigners, people from different cultures, or strangers.
- relating to or exhibiting fear or dislike of the customs, dress, etc., of people who are culturally different.
Origin of xenophobic
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Examples from the Web for xenophobic
Oh, and their attitudes towards Arabs and promised land are even more insular and xenophobic than most settlers.How Yair Lapid's Gambit Ends
March 7, 2013
We are almost certainly hard coded to be xenophobic, which is why hunter gatherers often have such extraordinary homicide rates.Racism Isn't Natural. But I Suspect Xenophobia Is.
October 18, 2012
The article raises repeatedly reported statements by some opposition candidates that are “bigoted and xenophobic.”Will Scandalous Videos Topple Georgia’s President? A Rebuttal
September 24, 2012
The committee should avoid foreign ownership questions which will make them sound parochial or xenophobic or both.9 Questions for Rupert
July 18, 2011
His most ardent and xenophobic political ally, Umberto Bossi, looks all but ready to bail.Already Vulnerable, Berlusconi Weakened by Election Results
Barbie Latza Nadeau
May 31, 2011
Word Origin and History for xenophobic
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