[ hoh-muh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ ˌhoʊ məˈfoʊ bi ə /
unreasoning fear of or antipathy toward homosexuals and homosexuality.
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Words nearby homophobia
OTHER WORDS FROM homophobiaho·mo·pho·bic, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for homophobia
Homophobia and fear of, like you said, the “other,” really stems from a fear of the unknown.John Lithgow on the Sundance Film ‘Love Is Strange’ and Gay Rights in Utah|Marlow Stern|January 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Homophobia and bigotry are unfortunately nothing new in the realm of politics.
Homophobia is rooted elsewhere, but comes with a theological sanction.
British Dictionary definitions for homophobia
/ (ˌhəʊməʊˈfəʊbɪə) /
intense hatred or fear of homosexuals or homosexuality
Derived forms of homophobiahomophobe, nounhomophobic, adjective
Word Origin for homophobia
C20: from homo (sexual) + -phobia
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