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Sunday, September 08, 2002

Definitions for xenophobia

  1. Fear or hatred of strangers, people from other countries, or of anything that is strange or foreign.

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Citations for xenophobia
After calling for peace in 61 languages and beseeching the world to end racism and xenophobia, the pope made a surprise announcement. , SF Weekly
In Europe today, it is xenophobia and the political manipulation of fear of foreigners that pose the greatest threat to democracy, or at least to the quality of democracy. Kofi Annan, UN Chronicle
Origin of xenophobia
The word xenophobia was formed from the Greek elements xenos "guest, stranger, foreigner" + phobos "fear."