homophobia

(noun) “[A]n extreme or irrational aversion to homosexuals” (OpenStax College 2012).

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Usage Notes:

  • A type of discrimination.
  • A (noun) homophobe is (adjective) homophobic.

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References

OpenStax College. 2012. The Difference Between Sex and Gender. Connexions, June 12, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42869/1.3/).

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