Ipsiphobic? Not quite.
laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Apr 22 14:57:01 UTC 2002
>(compare "heliotropic" or "geotropic" from botany)
> James A. Landau
The problem with the -tropic and -philic ones is that one can be
antagonistic to one's own group/country/religion/whatever without
necessarily being attracted to those of others. Xenophobes, for
example, aren't necessarily homeophilic (or whatever prefix we're
settling on for that). So we still need to solve for X in Xophobic.
In principle, I like AMurie's "endophobic" but it sounds too much
like the affliction of some of our ABD graduate students.
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