Group: Words based on liking or fondness
The root 'phile' as a prefix or a suffix, refers to the one that loves, likes, or is attracted to. Thus, all the words would be related to this meaning. Dig into this list of words here:
- Anglophilia - love or fondness for England or the English. The word is formed by using 'Anglo' for English and 'philia' for fondness.
- Astrophile - person interested in astronomy.
- Bibliophile - A bibliophile is someone who loves reading books and in most cases loves collecting books too.
- Foodophile - A foodophile is a person who is really fond of eating or loves to eat.
- Logophile - a lover of words.
- Necrophile - A necrophile is a person who feels an attractive pull towards dead bodies.
- Paedophile - A paedophile is a person who gets sexually attracted towards children.
- Philalethist - lover of truth.
- Philanthropy - Love for mankind.
- Philogyny - love of women.
- Philomath - lover of learning.
- Philosophy - Love for wisdom.
- Philotherianism - love of animals.
- Theophile - one who loves or is loved by God. This term is mainly used for those people who believe in God and pray regularly.
- Xenophilia - love of foreigners