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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.


(ˈfræŋkəʊˌfaɪl) or sometimes not capital


a person who admires France and the French
marked by or possessing admiration of France and the French


(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.


a person with a fondness for France and things French.
See also: -Phile, -Philia, -Phily
See also: France


Someone who admires France, its culture, or its people.
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"


[ˈfræŋkəʊfaɪl] Nfrancófilo/a m/f


[ˈfræŋkəʊˌfaɪl] nfrancofilo/a
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It can mean "friendly feeling toward" such as in francophilia which means admiring of all things French.
If we add to this Swinburne's documented Francophilia, along with his veneration for Villon as "third singer" of the Medieval Trinity, it is clear that it was he who discovered, championed, and likely educated Rossetti in Villon, and not the reverse.
Some foreign accents, for example, a French accent, may be seen as a symbol of cultural sophistication and desirable bilingualism, as a reflection of general Francophilia in many English-speaking countries.
Federalists, for their part, were convinced that the opposition, intoxicated by their Francophilia, would go to any length to advance their revolutionary cause--or their own political aggrandizement.
In addition to the Godard retrospective, the NYFF reinforced its reputation for francophilia by selecting no less than seven French features for the Main Slate, among them Abdellatif Kechiche's Blue Is the Warmest Color, which swept away audiences at Cannes, and Claude Lanzmann's The Last of the Unjust, a documentary about Benjamin Murmelstein, the last Jewish elder of Theresienstadt.
The country's social and political elite and those who aspired to join it enthusiastically took up French fashions, manners, and customs, and their ostentatious displays of Francophilia provoked a ferocious response from those lower down the social scale, who felt excluded from centers of political power, and alienated from the foreign cultural forms that members of the elite embraced so passionately.
Brookhiser does offer sotto voce his view of the matter: Madison was an engaged politician who changed his mind about some things as circumstances changed, and he stayed true to other commitments for example, religious liberty and Francophilia.
Like Junger, Schlondorff has epitomized both national pride and Francophilia.
PriceMars wrote against the social evolutionist racism of the likes of Gustave le Bon, and against the Francophilia of the Haitian elite, whose "Collective Bovaryism" trying to be what they are not, he decried in the face of the long US occupation of Haiti (1915-1934).
She inspired kinship by writing with fortitude, pluck and only a trace of decorum, ranging on topics from her kids to Francophilia, New Orleans, her low opinion of Republicans ("three-inchers," she called them) and--no other phrase fits--general joie de vivre.
But that is a mere sub-plot to the Shakespearean tragedy of John Terry and Wayne Bridge, the former best friends who have fallen out over a mutual interest in Francophilia.