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philogynist

Syllabification: phi·log·y·nist
Pronunciation: /fəˈläjənist
 
/

Definition of philogynist in English:

noun

formal
A person who likes or admires women.
Example sentences
  • So for the men the next time a woman accuses you of being a misogynist you can reply "Well, actually I'm a philogynist.
  • For the human being, to my mind, is a thing of beauty in emotion, in mind and in body when given the freedom to let its imagination fly and, being a philogynist, to have this portrayed visually by women is most wonderful!

Origin

mid 19th century: from philo- 'loving' + Greek gunē 'woman' + -ist.

Derivatives

philogyny

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈläjənē/
noun
Example sentences
  • And in this issue of Diwan he is joined by the tempestuous genius William Blake and the German-French Lena Vandrey whose sophisticated philogyny is fascinating in its explosion of shapes and colours.
  • Misogyny and philogyny are two sides of the same coin, to use a cliché. It is to Bukowski's credit that the women he describes are heterogeneous and non-interchangeable.

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