2 definitions by kadoubek

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n. A fear of foreign languages

-- from Greek prefix xeno-, "foreigner" or "stranger;" prefix glosso-, "language" or "tongue;" and phobos meaning "fear."

cf. xenolinguaphobia, using Latinate lingua for "language."
His xenoglossophobia prevented him from accompanying the production team overseas.
by kadoubek January 08, 2009

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n. An infatuation with foreign languages

-- from Greek prefix xeno-, "foreigner" or "stranger;" prefix glosso-, "language" or "tongue;" and philia meaning "love."

cf. xenolinguaphilia, using Latinate lingua for "language."
Due to her xenoglossophilia, she learned twelve foreign languages while at university.
by kadoubek January 08, 2009

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