Slavophilism

Slavophile

[slah-vuh-fahyl, -fil, slav-uh-]
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.
adjective
3.
admiring or favoring the Slavs and Slavic interests, aims, customs, etc.
Also, Slavophil [slah-vuh-fil, slav-uh-] .


Origin:
1875–80; Slavo- + -phile; compare Russian slavyanofíl

Slavophilism [sluh-vof-uh-liz-uhm, slah-vuh-fil-iz-uhm, slav-uh-] , noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To slavophilism
Collins
World English Dictionary
Slavophile or Slavophil (ˈslɑːvəʊfɪl, -ˌfaɪl)
 
n
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
 
adj
3.  admiring the Slavs and Slavonic culture, etc
4.  (sometimes not capital) (in 19th-century Russia) of, characteristic of, or relating to the Slavophiles
 
Slavophil or Slavophil
 
n
 
adj
 
Slavophilism or Slavophil
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature