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.
- xen·o·pho·bi·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use xenophobic in a sentence
Public health experts called it “xenophobic, cruel, and unlawful” and demanded it be rescinded.We’re holding the president to his promises on immigration | Letters to the Editor | March 10, 2021 | Washington Post
These distinctive chirps, which pups learn when they’re young, help the mostly blind, xenophobic rodents discern who belongs, strengthening the bonds that maintain cohesion in these highly cooperative groups.Naked mole-rat colonies speak with unique dialects | Jonathan Lambert | January 28, 2021 | Science News
I could choose to focus on politicians who use cheap rhetoric to advance a xenophobic agenda.
Those who disagreed were dismissed as xenophobic and unsophisticated.Robert Lighthizer Blew Up 60 Years of Trade Policy. Nobody Knows What Happens Next. | by Lydia DePillis | October 13, 2020 | ProPublica
He was criticized up and down, left and right for being intolerant, for being bigoted, for being xenophobic.Full Transcript: Tomi Lahren on ‘The Carlos Watson Show’ | Daniel Malloy | August 31, 2020 | Ozy
“The movie is totally xenophobic and brutal against the Turks,” he tells me.The Unbelievable (True) Story of the World’s Most Infamous Hash Smuggler | Marlow Stern | November 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They want to challenge what they see as an increasingly xenophobic continent.
Did Geert Wilders, the famously xenophobic Dutch politician, crib from the Nazis for his latest anti-immigrant tirade?Dutch Xenophobe Geert Wilders Echoes Goebbels’ Infamous 1943 Speech | Nadette De Visser | March 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Oh, and their attitudes towards Arabs and promised land are even more insular and xenophobic than most settlers.
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. | Megan McArdle | October 18, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST