philo-


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philo-

(word root) love
Examples of words with the root philo-: philogynist

philo-

or phil-
pref.
Having a strong affinity or preference for; loving: philoprogenitive.

[Greek, from philos, beloved, loving.]

philo-

or before a vowel

phil-

combining form
indicating a love of: philology; philanthropic.
[from Greek philos loving]

philo-

a combining form with the meanings “loving,” “having an affinity for”: philology. Also, esp. before a vowel, phil-.
[< Greek, comb. of phílos loving, dear]
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A: The antisemiteat least he isn't lying." This may be too cynical; closer to the bone is the saying that "a philo-Semite is an anti-Semite who loves Jews." That formulation helps to capture the sense that philo- and anti- share an unhealthy interest in Jews and an unreal notion of who and what Jews are.