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Two words of the day

Submitted by Roanman on Tue, 12/05/2017 - 06:45



From the Greek words ξένος (xénos, foreign) + φόβος (phobos, fear) + -ia.

An exaggerated or abnormal fear of strangers or foreigners.

A strong antipathy or aversion to strangers or foreigners.


From the Greek words oikos meaning a “house,” “family,” “people,” or “nation” and phobos.

An abnormal fear of the home, or of a house.

Recently expanded to mean an extreme or irrational fear or dislike for one's own people, home, nation and culture.


So you know; there is a strong liklihood that anyone you encounter making accusations of Xenophobia is simply suffering from Oikophobia.