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2 definitions by kadoubek

 
1.
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
 
2.
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