Pronunciation: (slä'vu-fīl", -fil, slav'u-), [key]
1. a person who greatly admires the Slavs and Slavic ways.
2. one of a group of mid-19th century Russian intellectuals who favored traditional cultural practices over Western innovations, esp. in political and religious life.
admiring or favoring the Slavs and Slavic interests, aims, customs, etc. Also,Slav•o•philPronunciation: (slä'vu-fil, slav'u-). [key]
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