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 (frăng′kə-fīl′) also Fran·co·phil (-fĭl′)
A person who admires France, its people, or its culture.

Fran′co·phile′ adj.
Fran′co·phil′i·a (-fĭl′ē-ə, -fēl′yə) n.
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(ˈfræŋkəʊˌfaɪl) or sometimes not capital


a person who admires France and the French
marked by or possessing admiration of France and the French
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(ˈfræŋ kəˌfaɪl)

also Fran•co•phil


1. friendly to or admiring of France or the French.
2. a person who is friendly to or admiring of France or the French.
Fran•co•phil•i•a (ˌfræŋ kəˈfɪl i ə, -ˈfil yə) n.
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a person with a fondness for France and things French.
See also: -Phile, -Philia, -Phily
See also: France
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Someone who admires France, its culture, or its people.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Francophile - an admirer of France and everything French
admirer, booster, protagonist, supporter, champion, friend - a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"
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[ˈfræŋkəʊfaɪl] Nfrancófilo/a m/f
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[ˈfræŋkəʊˌfaɪl] nfrancofilo/a
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Francophilia bounced back from a disappointing effort at Ripon last month when landing a smooth success on Newcastle's all-weather surface and can follow up in the Green People Handicap at Brighton.
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Kennedy, five months into his term, declared himself the man who accompanied his wife to Paris - was a public declaration of her Francophilia. French newspapers celebrated the first lady's style and French fluency, her keen interest in French culture.
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I felt it important to signal my intense and sincere Francophilia in this earliest effort, so I more or less copied the style of the Louis Latour and Hubert de Montille labels.
It would have been interesting had she placed these writers into dialogue with Machado de Assis, for example, who routinely lampooned the superficiality and Francophilia of earlier generations of wealthy cariocas.
The Francophilia of the Beat circle in the New York of the mid-1940s is well known, as is the importance of the Beat Hotel in the Paris of the late 1950s and early 1960s, but how exactly did French literature and culture influence in the emergence of the Beat Generation?
It can mean "friendly feeling toward" such as in francophilia which means admiring of all things French.
In overturning the homebound assumptions of his Victorian contemporaries, Swinburne continued to enact what Charlotte Ribeyrol recently called, referring to other poems, his "transgressive francophilia" in the face of "Victorian francophobia." (22) But while these terms are apt, scholars surprisingly have overlooked their performance where it might most be expected: in Swinburne's Century.
Following food writing through trends such as the Southern nostalgia that emerged in the late nineteenth century, the Francophilia of the 1940s, countercultural cooking in the 1970s, and today's cult of locally sourced ingredients, Megan reveals that what we read about food influences us just as much as what we taste.
She belongs to the German group of politicians that tend towards anglophilia, not francophilia. She respects the British political system, admires the system of parliamentary debate, and values the calmness with which the democratic system has always operated." And he continues: "Merkel cannot understand how through the last UK parliament Cameron let himself be pushed into ever deeper commitments on Europe by the anti-Europe faction in his party, only to find that his opponents would raise the bar still further.
Though that was the end, from the beginning there was Frenchness, inspired by 'Frank O'Hara's mid-century francophilia, by Jean Cocteau, and by the Nouvelle Vague.