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Slavophile

[slah-vuh-fahyl, -fil, slav-uh-]
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noun
  1. a person who greatly admires the Slavs and Slavic ways.
  2. one of a group of mid-19th century Russian intellectuals who favored traditional cultural practices over Western innovations, especially in political and religious life.
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adjective
  1. admiring or favoring the Slavs and Slavic interests, aims, customs, etc.
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Also Slav·o·phil [slah-vuh-fil, slav-uh-] /ˈslɑ və fɪl, ˈslæv ə-/.

Origin of Slavophile

1875–80; Slavo- + -phile; compare Russian slavyanofíl
Related formsSla·voph·i·lism [sluh-vof-uh-liz-uh m, slah-vuh-fil-iz-uh m, slav-uh-] /sləˈvɒf əˌlɪz əm, ˈslɑ və fɪlˌɪz əm, ˈslæv ə-/, noun
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Slavophile

Slavophil

noun
  1. a person who admires the Slavs or their cultures
  2. (sometimes not capital) (in 19th-century Russia) a person who believed in the superiority and advocated the supremacy of the Slavs
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adjective
  1. admiring the Slavs and Slavonic culture, etc
  2. (sometimes not capital) (in 19th-century Russia) of, characteristic of, or relating to the Slavophiles
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Derived FormsSlavophilism (sləˈvɒfɪˌlɪzəm, ˈslɑːvəʊfɪˌlɪzəm), noun
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