Slavophilism

noun

Slav·​oph·​i·​lism sla-ˈvä-fə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce Slavophilism (audio)
ˈsla-və-ˌfī-ˌli-,
ˈslä-
: advocacy of Slavic and specifically Russian culture over western European culture especially as practiced among some members of the Russian intelligentsia in the middle 19th century

Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Slavophilism was in 1877

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“Slavophilism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Slavophilism. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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