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Islamophobia

[ is-lah-muh-foh-bee-uh, iz‐ ]
/ ɪsˌlɑ məˈfoʊ bi ə, ɪz‐ /
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noun

an aversion or hostility to, disdain for, or fear of Islam or Muslims: The graffiti and other property damage at the mosque was motivated by Islamophobia.

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Origin of Islamophobia

First recorded in 1920–25; Islam + -o- + -phobia

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OTHER WORDS FROM Islamophobia

Is·lam·o·pho·bic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Islamophobia

Islamophobia
/ (ˌɪzlɑːməˈfəʊbɪə) /

noun

hatred or fear of Muslims or of their politics or culture

Derived forms of Islamophobia

Islamophobic, adjective
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