Meaning of Slavophile


Pronunciation: (slä'vu-fīl", -fil, slav'u-), [key]
— n.
  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, esp. in political and religious life.
  1. admiring or favoring the Slavs and Slavic interests, aims, customs, etc.
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