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Xenophilia vs. Xenophobia — What's the Difference?

Xenophilia vs. Xenophobia — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Xenophilia and Xenophobia

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Xenophilia

Xenophilia or xenophily is the love for, attraction to, or appreciation of foreign people, manners, customs, or cultures. It is the antonym of xenophobia or xenophoby.
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Xenophobia

Xenophobia (from Ancient Greek: ξένος, romanized: xénos, meaning "stranger" or "foreigner", and Ancient Greek: φόβος, romanized: phóbos, meaning "fear") is the fear or hatred of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange. It is an expression of perceived conflict between an ingroup and an outgroup and may manifest in suspicion by the one of the other's activities, a desire to eliminate their presence, and fear of losing national, ethnic or racial identity.
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Xenophilia

A person attracted to that which is foreign, especially to foreign peoples, manners, or cultures.
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Xenophobia

Fear of, hatred of, mistrust of, or contempt for that which is foreign, especially strangers or people from different countries or cultures.
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Xenophilia

An attraction to or love of foreign people, manners or culture
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Xenophobia

A hatred of strangers or foreigners.
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Xenophilia

(science fiction) love (especially sexual love) between humans and extraterrestrials
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Xenophobia

A fear of strangers or foreigners.
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Xenophobia

A strong antipathy or aversion to strangers or foreigners.
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Xenophobia

A fear of aliens.
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Xenophobia

An irrational fear of foreigners or strangers
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