-Phile, -Philia, -Phily

-Phile, -Philia, -Phily


an abnormal fondness for cats.
a person with a fondness for England and things English.
a person especially interested in high-fidelity sound equipment and recordings on tape or disks.
1. the state or condition of an audiophile.
2. the state of one who listens to high-fidelity equipment solely for the quality of reproduction. — audiophilic, adj.
a lover of books. — bibliophilism, bibliophily, n.
an affinity for cancerous tissue, a property of certain chemical agents.
a person who is especially attracted to or interested in Germany, its people, culture, etc.
avid moviegoing. — cinephile, n., adj.
an abnormal desire to be closed in, to shut all windows and doors. — claustrophile, n.claustrophilic, adj.
a great fondness for crowds.
the zealous study and collection of phonograph records. Also called phonophily. — discophile, diskophile, n.
a person with a fondness for France and things French.
aileurophilia.
British. a lover and collector of phonograph records.
an affinity for water, a property of certain materials. — hydrophilic, hydrophilous, adj.
a person who collects pictures, as prints, engravings, lithographs, etc.
the abnormal desire to undergo abdominal surgery for simulated reasons.
a music lover.
an abnormal attraction to filth.
an abnormal attraction, especially erotic, to corpses. — necrophile, n., adj.necrophiliac, n., adj.
a fondness or liking for forests, woods, or woodland scenery. — nemophilist, n.nemophilous, adj.
an abnormal desire to be ill. Also called pathophilia.
an abnormal preference for the night over the day.
nosophilia.
discophily.
a love of fire
great fondness for or interest in Russia, its people, customs, language, art, etc. — Russophile, n., adj.
enthusiasm for or admiration of things Slavic, its literature, language, culture, customs, etc. — Slavophil, Slavophile, n., adj.
an abnormal love for funerals, graves, and cemeteries.
the art or sport of archery. — toxophilite, n.
love of animals. — zoophilist, n.zoophilous, adj.