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xenophobia

 [zen″o-fo´be-ah]
irrational fear of strangers.

xen·o·pho·bi·a

(zen'ō-fō'bē-ă),
Abnormal fear of strangers or foreigners.
[xeno- + G. phobos, fear]

xenophobia

/xeno·pho·bia/ (-fo´be-ah) irrational fear of strangers.

xenophobia

[-fō′bē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, xenos + phobos, fear
an anxiety disorder characterized by a pervasive, irrational fear or uneasiness in the presence of strangers, especially foreigners, or in new surroundings.

xenophobia

Psychiatry An abnormal/morbid fear of strangers or foreigners. See Phobia.

xen·o·pho·bi·a

(zen'ō-fō'bē-ă)
Morbid fear of strangers or foreigners.
[xeno- + G. phobos, fear]

xenophobia (zēˈ·nō·fōˑ·bē·),

n an irrational fear of foreigners or strangers.

xen·o·pho·bi·a

(zen'ō-fō'bē-ă)
Morbid fear of strangers or foreigners.
[xeno- + G. phobos, fear]

xenophobia (zen´əfō´bēə),

n an anx-iety disorder characterized by a pervasive, irrational fear or uneasiness in the presence of strangers, especially foreigners, or in new surroundings.
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The following behavioral learning approach utilized in the study was based on a general model to explain xenophobic behavior and attitudinal change.
It became clear while looking at the xenophobic events in De Doorns that to be able to understand why the violence occurred, a distinction needs to be made between the 'underlying conditions' that created the environment conducive to violence and the 'triggers' that caused the event to occur at that specific time; this distinction is similar to Horowitz's context-based theory of ethnic violence.
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Haworth Midgely's letter perfectly describes the ongoing problems with some of your xenophobic correspondents.
In response to Desert Rose (Tue June 3rd) regarding the cause of the Xenophobic violence andA blaming the Government.
I am sick to death of his xenophobic, anti-trade union, anti-anything that isn't to do with farming.
It further shows how racist and xenophobic we have allowed ourselves to become.
But perhaps her most appealing attribute is that, like Michelle Malkin, Dinesh D'Souza and other rightist public intellectuals of color around the world, she offers a moral shield for those harboring xenophobic and anti-Muslim sentiments in the name of Western liberalism and progressive values.
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Jamie captures the seriousness but also the creepiness of the event by zooming in on the winner's proud and often sublimely tranquil expression, then panning the small, slightly disinterested crowd of spectators and dignitaries, among them National Front leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, whose party uses Joan's martyrdom as a staple of its xenophobic propaganda.