Meaning of heterophily in English:

heterophily

Pronunciation /ˌhɛt(ə)ˈrɒfɪli/

noun

mass nounPsychology
  • The tendency for people to seek out or be attracted to those who are different from themselves.

    • ‘extreme heterophily could cause communication difficulties’

Origin

Mid 19th century (in sense ‘a liking for something that is not shared by another’): from hetero- + -phily.