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Meaning of "retrophilia" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF RETROPHILIA

retrophilia  [ˌretrəʊˈfɪlɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RETROPHILIA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Retrophilia is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES RETROPHILIA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

retrophilia

Retro style

Retro style is style that is consciously derivative or imitative of trends, modes, fashions, or attitudes of the recent past. It generally implies a vintage of at least fifteen or twenty years. For example, clothing from the 1980s or 1990s could be retro. The word "retro" derives from the Latin prefix retro, meaning "backwards, or in past times" – particularly as seen in the words retrograde, implying a movement toward the past instead of a progress toward the future, and retrospective, referring to a nostalgic eye toward the past. In the postwar period, it increased in usage with the appearance of the word retrorocket used by the American space program in the 1960s. In France, the word rétro, an abbreviation for rétrospectif gained cultural currency with reevaluations of Charles de Gaulle and France’s role in World War II. The French mode rétro of the 1970s reappraised in film and novels the conduct of French civilians during the Nazi occupation. The term rétro was soon applied to nostalgic French fashions that recalled the same period.

Definition of retrophilia in the English dictionary

The definition of retrophilia in the dictionary is a strong liking for things from the past.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RETROPHILIA


Anglophilia
ˌæŋɡləʊˈfɪlɪə
biophilia
ˌbaɪəʊˈfɪlɪə
claustrophilia
ˌklɔːstrəˈfɪlɪə
coprophilia
ˌkɒprəʊˈfɪlɪə
cynophilia
ˌsɪnəʊˈfɪlɪə
eosinophilia
ˌiːəʊˌsɪnəˈfɪlɪə
Europhilia
ˌjʊərəʊˈfɪlɪə
gerontophilia
dʒɛˌrɒntəˈfɪlɪə
haemophilia
ˌhiːməʊˈfɪlɪə
hemophilia
ˌhiːməˈfɪlɪə
necrophilia
ˌnɛkrəʊˈfɪlɪə
neophilia
ˌniːəʊˈfɪlɪə
paedophilia
ˌpiːdəʊˈfɪlɪə
Pamphylia
pæmˈfɪlɪə
paraphilia
ˌpærəˈfɪlɪə
pedophilia
ˌpiːdəʊˈfɪlɪə
scopophilia
ˌskɒpəˈfɪlɪə
technophilia
ˌtɛknəʊˈfɪlɪə
thrombophilia
ˌθrɒmbəʊˈfɪlɪə
zoophilia
ˌzəʊəˈfɪlɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RETROPHILIA

retrogressive
retrogressively
retroject
retrojection
retrolental
retromingency
retromingent
retronym
retropack
retroperitoneal
retrophiliac
retropulsion
retropulsive
retroreflection
retroreflective
retroreflector
retrorocket
retrorse
retrorsely
retrosexual

WORDS THAT END LIKE RETROPHILIA

ailourophilia
ailurophilia
arctophilia
automobilia
canophilia
Cecilia
cilia
ephebophilia
Germanophilia
ilia
Ismailia
juvenilia
memorabilia
milia
monilia
Reggio nell´Emilia
scoptophilia
Sicilia
stigmatophilia
topophilia

Synonyms and antonyms of retrophilia in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «retrophilia» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RETROPHILIA

Find out the translation of retrophilia to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of retrophilia from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «retrophilia» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

retrophilia
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

retrophilia
570 millions of speakers

English

retrophilia
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

retrophilia
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

retrophilia
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

retrophilia
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

retrophilia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

retrophilia
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

retrophilia
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Retrophilia
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

retrophilia
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

retrophilia
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

retrophilia
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Retrophilia
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

retrophilia
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

retrophilia
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रेट्रोफीलिया
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

retrophilia
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Retrophilia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

retrophilia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

retrophilia
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

retrophilia
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

retrophilia
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

retrophilia
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

retrophilia
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

retrophilia
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of retrophilia

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RETROPHILIA»

The term «retrophilia» is used very little and occupies the 188.129 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about retrophilia

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RETROPHILIA»

Discover the use of retrophilia in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to retrophilia and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Leisure and Tourism Landscapes: Social and Cultural Geographies
8. Retrophilia. and. the. urban. landscape. Reinterpreting. the. city. Introduction Towns and cities cannot escape the need to modernise: to rebuild, adapt and refurbish ageing urban landscapes, or else stagnate. People and firms migrate, new ...
Cara Aitchison, Nicola E. MacLeod, Stephen J. Shaw, 2014
2
Forest Policies and Social Change in England
Retrophilia. Although heritage focused mostly on buildings or industrial sites to begin with, as well as historic gardens and parks, ancient woodlands have since then been caught up in the whirlwind of what some call the museumisation of the  ...
Sylvie Nail, 2008
3
Are you a newrotic?: a guide to fashionable psychological ...
Retrophilia. The Liz and Richard Burton Syndrome Retrophilia is a condition wherein the man and woman involved are not sure whether they are more miserable: a. in the relationship; b. in another relationship; c. in no relationship at all.
John V. Flowers, Bernard Schwartz, 1984
4
Vibe
And the sad truth is that 15 years after that single hit the top of the pop charts, Gloria Gaynor is regarded by most people as a relic of the disco era. The upside of this raw deal, though, is that she's now in a position to cash in on the retrophilia  ...
5
Theatres of Memory: Past and Present in Contemporary Culture
Nevertheless, among property owners, to judge by a stream of attacks on ' retrophilia' in the quality press, there is a rising tide of complaint about heritage officers - a bunch of crazed aesthetes, as they sometimes appear, attempting to regulate ...
Raphael Samuel, 2012
6
The Open Door: One Hundred Poems, One Hundred Years of ...
For you: anthophilous, lover of flowers, green roses, chrysanthemums, lilies: retrophilia, philocaly, philomath, sarcophilous—all this love, of the past, of beauty, of knowledge, of flesh; this is catalogue & counter: philalethist, negrophile, neophile ...
Don Share, Christian Wiman, 2012
7
Agog! Terrific Tales
... acutely aware of something heavy and sharp hanging overhead, threatening imminent destruction. The tinkertoys were the direct result of humanity's obsession with the past, a hysterical retrophilia which blinded the general public to ...
Cat Sparks, 2006
8
The Postdigital Membrane: Imagination, Technology and Desire
... at will in the 'future' has (at least in part) provoked inventions like painting, photography, cinema, sound recording and video. Such technologies are also used to recapture the past (retrophilia, heritage industries) and construct a vision  ...
Robert Pepperell, Michael Punt, 2000
9
Free Gift Inside!!: Forget the Customer. Develop Marketease
... recreations, re-enactments, adaptations, I anniversaries, memorabilia, oldies radio, and nostalgia record collec- I tions." 50 rampant is retrophilia, he contends, 38 that a television I newscaster recently made the unforgettable announcement,  ...
Stephen Brown, 2004
10
Managing the Arts in the Curriculum
Indeed, there is a new word 'retrophilia', which means the love of going backwards. We all care about who we are, and who we are depends upon who our ancestors were and who our families were. The overriding issue is how we can help ...
Michael Marland, Rick Rogers, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RETROPHILIA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term retrophilia is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Speedy Graphito: The Making of an American
... again culling heroic stills of television serial heroes from Spock to Adam West as Batman, that speak to carried-over pop-infused American-made retrophilia. «Huffington Post, May 15»
2
Leon Bridges Brings Back Vintage Soul in "Coming Home" Video
Leon Bridges' video for "Coming Home" induces a strong sense of retrophilia. His dedication to recreating the 60s soul crafted by the likes of Sam Cooke and ... «Complex, Mar 15»
3
Lokal gitarist med variert materiale i Bandwagon
Gitaristen fra Lierfoss er tidligere kjent fra de lokale orkestrene Back To Basic og Retrophilia. De to låtene han har laget selv, er varierte. Sangene er forskjellige: ... «Indre Akershus Blad, Aug 13»
4
Star Trek: Into Darkness
... great characters, and a bloody cool space ship were timeless attractions that transcended Hollywood's depressing retrophilia. Having laid down both his love ... «PakistanToday.com.pk, May 13»
5
Poetry Pairing | 'For you: anthophilous, lover of flowers'
For you: anthophilous, lover of flowers, green roses, chrysanthemums, lilies: retrophilia, philocaly, philomath, sarcophilous—all this love, of the past, of beauty, ... «New York Times, Feb 13»
6
7-Eleven Gets Bold Rebrand
Overall the reception of this new branding has been positive, but not without some critical questions regarding the current trends in retrophilia for rebrands. «Paste Magazine, Jan 13»
7
The Souljazz Orchestra
Despite the retrophilia and specialism in all styles, the Souljazz Orchestra never seems to spin its musical wheels. They attack each genre like it's never been ... «PopMatters, Oct 12»
8
How to avoid being misled by history lessons
Worst sin of all, perhaps, is retrophilia, patronising the past by applying assumptions about behaviour not present at the time and projecting fond assumptions ... «Financial Times, Sep 12»
9
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Tummelini gibt den einzelnen Zeitspannen der Entwicklung eigene Namen wie beispielsweise „Jet Set“, „Cosmetix“, „Machomobile“ oder „Retrophilia“. Auf den ... «Oldtimer-TV, Jan 12»
10
The secret to selling cool
At the same time, a wave of retrophilia started to crest. Clothing companies like Homage (which reproduces vintage-esque T's celebrating sports and pop culture ... «Boston Globe, Nov 10»

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« EDUCALINGO. Retrophilia [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/retrophilia>. Aug 2022 ».
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