Positive Neologisms

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(From Wiktionary, yourdictionary.com, and many other unofficial resources)

 

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

    "-Phile" and "-Philia" Neologisms

The following words are still not yet officially part of the English language

yet logically must exist:

     -Phile Suffixes

Cynophile/Caninophile/Dogophile  n. one who loves dogs (Cynophilia is a recognized mainstream word)

Demophile  n. one who loves crowds  (Demophilia is a recognized mainstream word)

Nyctophile  n. one who loves darkness or the night  (Nyctophilia is a recognized mainstream word) 

 

     -Philia Suffixes

Discophilia n. love of collecting phonograph records or CD's. (Discophile is a recognized mainstream word)

Ergophilia  n. love of exercise or work  (Ergophile is a recognized mainstream word)

Foodophilia  n. love of food  (Foodophile is a recognized mainstream word) 

Iconophilia  n. love of icons, illustrations, images and symbols  (Iconophile is a recognized mainstream word)

Jazzophilia  n. love of jazz (Jazzophile is a recognized mainstream word)

Logophilia  n. love of words (Logophile is a recognized mainstream word)

Musicophilia  n. love of music (Musicophile is a recognized mainstream word)

Orchidophilia  n. love of orchids (Orchidophile is a recognized mainstream word)

Ornithophilia  n. love of birds  (Ornithophile is a recognized mainstream word)

Pluviophilia  n. love of rain; joy and peace of mind found on rainy days  (Pluviophile is a recognized mainstream word)

Thalassophilia n. love of the sea (Thalassophile is a recognized mainstream word)

Typhlophilia n. love for the blind (Typhlophile is a recognized mainstream word)

Videophilia  n. love of video; especially technology or production (Videophile is a recognized mainstream word)

 

    Others

Ailihphilia n. the love of palindromes; designed as a palindrome (read backwards)

Anthophile n. an organism that visits flowers  Anthophilia n. the love of flowers  Anthophilous adj. of loving flowers

Autophile  n.  Autophilia  n.  Oxford Dictionary describes this as one who loves (or love of) cars but medically it refers to an unhealthy love of self

Bulbophile  n. Bulbophilia  n.

Chionophile  n. one who thrives in winter especially snow  Chionophilia  n.

Chocophile  n. one who loves chocolate  Chocophilia  n. love of chocolate

Colombofile  n.  pigeon breeder or pigeon fancier

Dinophile  n. one who loves dinosaurs  Dinophilia  n. love of dinosaurs

Europhile  n. one who loves Europe and/or its cultures, peoples, and/or the European Union

Glossophilia  n. one who loves language and languages

Hodophile  n. one who loves travel  Hodophilia  n. love of travel

Lexophile  n. one who loves words especially in games and other twists

Ludophile  n. one who loves games and puzzles  Ludophilia  n. love of games and puzzles

Museophile  n. one who loves museums  Museophilia  n. love of museums

Nanophile  n. one who loves nanotechnology and its prospects  Nanophilia  n. love of nanotechnology

Paperphile  n. one who loves paper  Paperphilia  n. love of paper

Panphilia  n. love of all things

Potterphile  n. The love of all things related to Harry Potter  Potterphilia  n.

Pyrophile  n. one who loves fire, fireworks or volcanoes  Pyrophilia is sometimes a paraphilia (an erotic focus)

Selenophile n. is sometimes reported as meaning 'one who loves the moon' however empirically refers to the preference of most plants for selenium in the soil.

Technophile  n. one who loves NEW technology

Teslaphile  n

Typophilia  n. the love of printed matter  Typophile n. one who loves printed matter

Velophile  n. one who loves bicycles and bicycling  Velophilia n. the love of bicycles and bicycling

Vexillophile  n. one who loves flags

 

    Lovers of Regions (sometimes the place, and/or people, and/or culture, and/or history)

"One who loves..."

 

Afrophile  n. Africa

Armenophile  n. Armenia

Asiaphile  n. Asia

Bulgarophile  n. Bulgaria

Cambrophile  n Wales

Catalanophile  n. Catalan (north-eastern Spain) culture

Danophile  n. Denmark

Egyptophile  n. Egypt

Estophile n. Estonia

Europhile  n. Europe and/or its cultures, peoples, history, and/or the European union

Fennophile  n Finland

Hispanophile  n. Hispanic countries, cultures, peoples and/or history

Hungarophile  n. Hungary and/or Hungarian people and/or culture

Hibernophile  n. Ireland and/or Irish culture

Israelophile  n.  Israel

Italophile  n.  Italy

Lettophile  n. Latvia

Londonphile  n. London

Lusophile  n. Portugal

Nipponophile  n.  Japan

Palestinophile  n. Palestine

Prussophile  n. Prussia

Serbophile  n. Serbia

Slavophile  n. Slavic countries, race development, culture, history and/or prosperity

Suecophile/Swedophile n. Sweden

Teutonophile/Teutophile  n. Germany

Turcophile  n. Turkey

 

Lovers of Religions

 

Islamophile  n. Islam or Muslims    Judeophile  n.  Jews

 

 

See All the Love in the World for all the official English "-Philes" and "-Philias"

 

 

Quaintrelle  n. a woman who emphasizes a life of passion, expressed via personal style, leisurely pastimes, charm, and cultivation of life's pleasures

 

 

Self Explanatory

 

Figureoutable  adj.

More-ish  adj.

 

 

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