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    Hatred or strong dislike of anothers country?

    Is there a word for the hatred of another person's country?

    e.g. Intolerance of another race - Racism

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    Re: Hatred or strong dislike of anothers country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Krabby Krabs View Post
    Is there a word for the hatred of another person's country?

    e.g. Intolerance of another race - Racism
    Generally, 'xenophobia' comes close.
    If you hate one particular country, you can sometimes add '-phobia' to an (often Latin) prefix, eg. Sinophobia (China), Russophobia (Russia), Anglophobia (England).
    '-phobia' here means 'hate' rather than its original meaning of 'fear'. I think the battle for keeping 'phobia' to mean 'fear of something' has been lost.

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    Re: Hatred or strong dislike of anothers country?

    '-phobia' here means 'hate' rather than its original meaning of 'fear'. I think the battle for keeping 'phobia' to mean 'fear of something' has been lost.
    Good point, Raymott - homophobia being a case in point.

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    Re: Hatred or strong dislike of anothers country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Generally, 'xenophobia' comes close.
    If you hate one particular country, you can sometimes add '-phobia' to an (often Latin) prefix, eg. Sinophobia (China), Russophobia (Russia), Anglophobia (England).
    '-phobia' here means 'hate' rather than its original meaning of 'fear'. I think the battle for keeping 'phobia' to mean 'fear of something' has been lost.
    But I think xenophobia is about people. I imagine 'xenophobia' does the job, but KK was asking about the country.

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    Re: Hatred or strong dislike of anothers country?

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    But I think xenophobia is about people. I imagine 'xenophobia' does the job, but KK was asking about the country.

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    Really? I must have missed that.

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