{zenə ˈfōbēə}

  1. dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries.

Example of xenophobia in a sentence:

  • Shane’s xenophobia prevents him from going to social events where there are people he does not know.

Additional Information:

An early example of xenophobic sentiment in Western culture is the Ancient Greek denigration of foreigners as “barbarians”, the belief that the Greek people and culture were superior to all others, and the subsequent conclusion that barbarians were naturally meant to be enslaved.