[slah-vuh-fahyl, -fil, slav-uh-]
- a person who greatly admires the Slavs and Slavic ways.
- one of a group of mid-19th century Russian intellectuals who favored traditional cultural practices over Western innovations, especially in political and religious life.
- admiring or favoring the Slavs and Slavic interests, aims, customs, etc.
Also Slav·o·phil [slah-vuh-fil, slav-uh-] /ˈslɑ və fɪl, ˈslæv ə-/.
Origin of Slavophile
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- a person who admires the Slavs or their cultures
- (sometimes not capital) (in 19th-century Russia) a person who believed in the superiority and advocated the supremacy of the Slavs
- admiring the Slavs and Slavonic culture, etc
- (sometimes not capital) (in 19th-century Russia) of, characteristic of, or relating to the Slavophiles