xenophobia \ZEN-uh-FOE-bee-uh\, noun:
Fear or hatred of strangers, people from other countries, or
of anything that is strange or foreign.
After calling for peace in 61 languages and beseeching the
world to end racism and xenophobia, the pope made a
--"Will the Next Pope Be Catholic?" SF Weekly, April 26,
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
--Kofi Annan, "Democracy: An international issue," UN
Chronicle, June-August, 2001
The news, the incidents and accidents of everyday life, can
be loaded with political or ethnic significance liable to
unleash strong, often negative feelings, such as racism,
chauvinism, the fear-hatred of the foreigner or,
--Pierre Bourdieu, On Television
In the embattled atmosphere of wartime France,
Apollinaire's quenchless appetite for the new was not
widely shared. Xenophobia reigned.
--Ruth Brandon, Surreal Lives: The Surrealists 1917-1945
The word xenophobia was formed from the Greek elements xenos
"guest, stranger, foreigner" + phobos "fear."