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Slavophile

[slah-vuh-fahyl, -fil, slav-uh-] /ˈslɑ vəˌfaɪl, -fɪl, ˈslæv ə-/
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-] /ˈslɑ və fɪl, ˈslæv ə-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; Slavo- + -phile; compare Russian slavyanofíl
Related forms
Slavophilism
[sluh-vof-uh-liz-uh m, slah-vuh-fil-iz-uh m, slav-uh-] /sləˈvɒf əˌlɪz əm, ˈslɑ və fɪlˌɪz əm, ˈslæv ə-/ (Show IPA),
noun
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Slavophile

/ˈslɑːvəʊfɪl; -ˌfaɪl/
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
adjective
3.
admiring the Slavs and Slavonic culture, etc
4.
(sometimes not capital) (in 19th-century Russia) of, characteristic of, or relating to the Slavophiles
Derived Forms
Slavophilism (sləˈvɒfɪˌlɪzəm; ˈslɑːvəʊfɪˌlɪzəm) noun
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