unreasoned fear

See: phobia
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2), as you spend more time immersed in the culture and with Turks you will meet those who are interested in and even identify with foreign peoples, cultures or customs, and others who resent and may have a unreasoned fear of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange.
Unreasoned fear of the number 13 is termed as triskaidekaphobia.
And trust and good will come more easily when men and women clear their minds, and their hearts, of suspicion and prejudice and unreasoned fear.
In the recent outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), the Chinese communities of Toronto were the ones who bore the brunt of an unreasoned fear that expressed itself often in racism, and resulted in disproportionate losses for Chinese businesses
We cannot afford to bury our heads in the sand about this emerging technology based on unreasoned fears.
He then shows how the modern application of this paradigm, distorted by radical changes of private and public philosophies of charity, reflects our unreasoned fears that giving to nationals creates dependency and even destroys effective ministry.