One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person having a strong dislike of France or the French.‘even a Francophobe like you can pronounce the word’as modifier ‘this is what my Francophobe friends say’
- ‘The atmosphere was genuinely cordial, apart from the dyspeptic comments of Francophobes like the MP who dismissed the whole affair as 'Frog week'.’
- ‘Watching the way he negotiates buck-passing French bureaucracy ought to resonate with disgruntled expats and Francophobes.’
- ‘Ordinarily I'm a Francophobe, but on this occasion, well done those French.’
- ‘Actually, Americans need to work at this even harder than we do, particularly the Francophobes among them.’
- ‘The Presbyterian medical missionary had a reputation among French colonists as a ferocious Francophobe.’
- ‘Andrews was a sometime Francophobe who worried that luxury and vice were on the rise.’
- ‘I'm no Francophobe; I love the country, the charming people, and the relaxed attitude to working.’
- ‘And so the fervent Francophiles of not-yet-Germany were transformed into even more fervent Francophobes.’
- ‘Dean's statement is an attempt to win points with know-nothing Francophobes.’
- ‘Beckett, a fervent Francophobe, tore down the mansion and built a house that was lost in a fire in 1985.’
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