See also behavior; collections and collecting; love; manias; phobias; psychology.
an abnormal fondness for cats.
a person with a fondness for England and things English.
a person especially interested in high-fidelity sound equipment and recordings on tape or disks.
the state or condition of an audiophile.
the state of one who listens to high-fidelity equipment solely for the quality of reproduction. —audiophilic, adj.
a lover of books.—bibliophilism, bibliophily, n.
an affinity for cancerous tissue, a property of certain chemical agents.
avid moviegoing. —cinephile, n., adj.
an abnormal desire to be closed in, to shut all windows and doors. —claustrophile, n.
a great fondness for crowds.
the zealous study and collection of phonograph records. Also called phonophily
. —discophile, diskophile, n.
a person with a fondness for France and things French.
a person who is especially attracted to or interested in Germany, its people, culture, etc.
a lover and collector of phonograph records.
an affinity for water, a property of certain materials. —hydrophilic, hydrophilous, adj.
a person who collects pictures, as prints, engravings, lithographs, etc.
the abnormal desire to undergo abdominal surgery for simulated reasons.
a music lover.
an abnormal attraction to filth.
an abnormal attraction, especially erotic, to corpses. —necrophile, n., adj.
—necrophiliac, n., adj.
a fondness or liking for forests, woods, or woodland scenery. —nemophilist, n.
an abnormal desire to be ill. Also called pathophilia
an abnormal preference for the night over the day.
a love of fire
great fondness for or interest in Russia, its people, customs, language, art, etc. —Russophile, n., adj.
enthusiasm for or admiration of things Slavic, its literature, language, culture, customs, etc. —Slavophil, Slavophile, n., adj.
an abnormal love for funerals, graves, and cemeteries.
the art or sport of archery. —toxophilite, n.
love of animals. —zoophilist, n.