Definition of Anglophile in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈaNGɡləˌfīl/


A person who is fond of or greatly admires England or Britain.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.



Pronunciation: /ˌaNGɡləˈfilēə/
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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Syllabification: An·glo·phile

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