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    Question What would be the English word for hatred for the homeless

    I ran into an article today calling the behavior of a person calling for all homeless to be removed from the streets before a public relations event 'racist'.

    This person didn't care what race the homeless were or the reason they were homelesz... just didn't want them seen by media and visitors.

    I've been trying to search for an appropriate term but all I see are lots of examples of the phrase discrimination against the homeless.

    Surely a name exists. If not what would a new word look like?

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    Re: What would be the English word for hatred for the homeless

    I don't know a word for such a person. If forced, I would call them "anti-homeless" or "a homeless-hater" but those are not terms I have actually seen used.

    Calling such a person "racist" is nonsense. They are probably mean, lacking compassion, even inhumane, but "racist" simply does not work.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What would be the English word for hatred for the homeless

    Racist gets thrown around almost meaninglessly by some people for any behaviour seen as bigoted. However, you could describe the process of removing unwanted people as a form of cleansing, from ethnic cleansing.

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    Re: What would be the English word for hatred for the homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by Lvirden View Post
    I ran into an article today calling the behavior of a person calling for all homeless to be removed from the streets before a public relations event 'racist'.

    This person didn't care what race the homeless were or the reason they were homelesz... just didn't want them seen by media and visitors.

    I've been trying to search for an appropriate term but all I see are lots of examples of the phrase discrimination against the homeless.

    Surely a name exists. If not what would a new word look like?
    I'm not a teacher and I'm not a native speaker.

    You can coin a neologism using the Latin word "profugo", hence "profugophobia", "profugophobe".

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    Re: What would be the English word for hatred for the homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by tkacka15 View Post
    You can coin a neologism using the Latin word "profugo", hence "profugophobia", "profugophobe".
    Isn't that refugee? It is a good word, but would it cover domestic homeless?

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    Re: What would be the English word for hatred for the homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Isn't that refugee? It is a good word, but would it cover domestic homeless?
    Yes, I agree, it's not perfect but it's the nearest I could get to make it up.

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    Re: What would be the English word for hatred for the homeless

    Anti-transient, perhaps?

    And on a less serious note - hobophobic.

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    Re: What would be the English word for hatred for the homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    And on a less serious note - hobophobic.
    I could see that one working.

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