[ zen-uh-foh-bik, zee-nuh‐ ]
/ ˌzɛn əˈfoʊ bɪk, ˌzi nə‐ /


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

First recorded in 1910–15; xenophob(ia) + -ic
Related formsxen·o·pho·bi·cal·ly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for xenophobically



1912, from xenophobia + -ic.

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