Learning English

Word: Xenophobia

Xenophobia (Noun)

Sentence with Context:

Fear, rumour and xenophobia are three intimated linked issues, and one sustains the other. As the outbreaks continue to spread, so do panic, new rumours and tension across communities.

Source: www.theguardian.com

A more recent example of misinformation fuelling xenophobia is the conspiracy theory claiming the latest Covid-19 outbreak in Italy is caused by Chinese “big pharma” and government who deliberately sent virus carriers to Europe.

Source: www.theguardian.com

Meaning: Dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries

Synonyms

Prejudice, Racism, Ethnocentrism, Intolerance, Bigotry, Bias

Antonyms

Xenophile, Xenomania

Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?

Use the word-roots to remember this word. “Xeno” refers to “foreign origin“. The root itself looks alien, doesn’t it? And “phobia” refers to fear of something. Adding both of them together we get “Xenophobia” that refers to fear or dislike or prejudice against people from other countries. Check the word “Xenophile” by clicking here.

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