Definition of Anglomania in English:

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Anglomania

Pronunciation: /aŋɡləʊˈmeɪnɪə/

noun

[mass noun]
Excessive admiration of English customs.
Example sentences
  • However, Anglomania prevalent at the time also made Newton's acceptance in France easier.
  • Numerous conflicts, from the 14c Hundred Years War to the 18-19c colonial and revolutionary wars, did not prevent a mutual social and intellectual interest, accounting for Gallomania in Britain and Anglomania in France.
  • The Romantic movement and the growth of a native Russian theatre mark a high period of Anglomania and the zenith of Shakespeare's popularity in tragedy.

Derivatives

Anglomaniac

Pronunciation: /aŋɡləʊˈmeɪniak/
noun
Example sentences
  • A second theme of the Anglomaniacs was Britain's status as the outstanding example of a relentlessly entrepreneurial society.
  • Marvelous, too, in that it seems to have reinforced in them a sense of their own Jewishness - there was no arriviste pretension to being other than what they were, and it was not really inconsistent that they should have been both Anglomaniacs and dedicated Zionists.
  • An English teacher in Germany sent a Letter to the Editor saying something like: ‘I get twice as much paid in Germany as I would get in England as a teacher, but England is still infinitely the better country to live in’ In the 70s I was so much of an Anglomaniac that I would have fully subscribed to that view.

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