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homophobia A term coined by George Weinberg, in Society and the Healthy Homosexual (1972), to refer to the psychological fear of homosexuality. Scaling devices have been used to measure it, and a number of studies have pointed to the characteristic ‘homophobia personality’, after the fashion of Adorno's authoritarian personality. However, the concept is very limited as it focuses upon a psychological attribute, and tends to neglect the wider structural sources of the homosexual taboo.

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ho·mo·pho·bi·a / ˌhōməˈfōbēə/ • n. an extreme and irrational aversion to homosexuality and homosexual people. DERIVATIVES: ho·mo·phobe / ˈhōməˌfōb/ n. ho·mo·pho·bic / -ˈfōbik/ adj.

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