philogyny


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philogyny

(fɪˈlɒdʒɪnɪ)
n
rare fondness for women. Compare misogyny
[C17: from Greek philogunia, from philo- + gunē woman]
phiˈlogynist n
phiˈlogynous adj

philogyny

a love of or liking for women. — philogynist, n.philogynous, adj.
See also: Women
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.philogyny - admiration for women
admiration, esteem - a feeling of delighted approval and liking
misogynism, misogyny - hatred of women
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55) Dissent, heresy, anticlericalism, antifraternalism, and earnest attempts at reform were always part of the "Christian centuries"; misogyny and philogyny coexisted in the "invention of western romantic love"; (56) classical and scriptural legacies both formed the cultural patrimony of a medieval intellectual.
Nonetheless, the numerous references to women in Boccaccio's works, which range from enthusiastic philogyny to baldfaced misogyny, can also baffle us; therefore, as the editors say, "feminist criticism should have something to say about them" (2).
lRyan Price is in double form at Brighton as Schweppervescence (Brian Taylor) pips Donegal Prince (Paul Kelleway/Greville Starkey) in the juvenile maiden, and Philogyny (Shaun Salmon) wins the maiden sprint from Countess Virginia (Richard Hannon/Frankie Durr).