A person who is fond of or greatly admires England or Britain.
- Mr and Mrs Duren were Anglophiles, who spent many holidays in England, walking in the Lake District and Rutland as well as the Cotswolds.
- Behind these groups, but of lesser importance, are a number of capitalists, Anglophiles, and intellectuals who believe that the future of mankind depends upon the domination of the British empire.
- ‘There are still a lot of Anglophiles around,’ one US radio plugger told me last week.
Fond or admiring of England or Britain.
- In the relatively compressed cast of an upper-middle class family of Anglophile Indians and a few members of their township, there is quite enough material to explore ideas of the divisions within people and their cultures.
- However, Jerusalem - William Blake's hauntingly Anglophile anthem - has fallen foul of the Church of Scotland hierarchy because it is seen as too much of a homage to the Auld Enemy.
- The world's most Anglophile country is Nigeria.
- Example sentences
- In 1807 his Anglophilia suffered the shock of a morally questionable British attack on Copenhagen and the Danish fleet, undertaken to prevent a French seizure of Danish vessels.
- If in England it rallied a demoralized citizenry, here in America it validated the Anglophilia of the educated classes and gave British imperialism a good odor.
- One young German conservative historian I met took refuge in Anglophilia - his England, of course, being an England of the past.
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