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[an-tee-fawr-uh-niz-uh m, -for-, an-tahy-]
  1. the policy or practice of showing hostility toward foreigners, foreign customs, etc.
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Origin of antiforeignism

Related formsan·ti·for·eign, adjective
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Examples from the Web for anti-foreign

Historical Examples

  • Now you know how "indemnities" are raised, and how "anti-foreign feeling" is aroused.

    Peking Dust

    Ellen N. La Motte

  • In the meantime Shooiski instigated an anti-foreign reaction.

  • In his view, education is rapidly conquering the form of ignorance in which anti-foreign movements have their root.

  • In the second half of 1900 an anti-foreign and anti-dynastic rebellion, breaking out in Shantung, spread Chinese Crisis of 1900.

  • Was there not an anti-foreign sentiment in Japan forty years ago?

    The Old World and Its Ways

    William Jennings Bryan