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Romanophobe (plural Romanophobes)

  1. One who fears, hates, or is prejudiced against Rome or the Romans (especially Ancient Rome or the Roman Empire, or sometimes the Roman Catholic Church and Pope in Rome).
    • 1970, David Brook, Search for peace: a reader in international relations, page 39:
      A Greek, and writing in Greek, he seems to take Rome and its history as one of the facts of life. You cannot think of him as either a Romanophobe or a Romanophile.
    • 1988, Niels Hannestad, Roman art and imperial policy, Aarhus Universitetsforlag:
      These were the statues which the Romanophobe Metrodorus from Skepsis claimed were the real reason behind the Roman conquest of the city (cf. Pliny, N.H. XXXIV,34).
    • 2013, Paul H. Hardacre, The Royalists during the Puritan Revolution (→ISBN), page 63
      Any alleviation of the harshest measures toward the Catholics always aroused strong protests from the Romanophobes.
  2. One who fears, hates, or is prejudiced against Roma.
    • 1997, Yaron Matras, ‎Peter Bakker, ‎Khristo Kyuchukov, The Typology and Dialectology of Romani (page 199)
      George Borrow (1803-1881) has stood as the acknowledged source of inspiration for countless Romanophiles (as well as Romanophobes) ever since his literary heyday in the 19th century; in fact Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald saw himself as quite "unfashionable" (1944:x) because he was one of the few who didn't make his "first acquaintance with [Gypsies] in the pages of George Borrow".
  3. One who fears, hates, or is prejudiced against Romanians.
    • 2006, Randolph L. Braham, Brewster S. Chamberlin, The Holocaust in Hungary: Sixty Years Later, East European Monographs (→ISBN), page 25, discussing Transylvania:
      Hungarians can be Anglophiles or Anglophobes, Germanophiles or Germanophobes, but they are all Romanophobes to the extent that even the Jewish population forgets about its anti-German feelings when it comes to revisionist aspirations.




  1. Fearing or hating Rome or Romans.
    • 1928, The Quest:
      [...] betrays the Roman point of view, which its author (J.) has assumed. On the other hand, Berendts had already discussed some very Romanophobe passages in the Slavic version of Josephus, that could not have appeared in the edition of its author which was dedicated to Titus.
    • 1947, Frederic Morton, The Hound:
      That no other nation could equal Rome's influence and affluence is the direct result of her constitutional superiority. ... The disgruntled disloyal Romanophobe Roman Tacitus who scowls 'Cor- ruptissima republica plurimae leges' or [...]
  2. Fearing or hating Romania.
    • 1993, Daily Report: Central Eurasia
      [...] the Kremlin['s...] only objective remains to push Bessarabia away from Romania. [...] (By the way, Romania's billions are administered by the Snegur-Sangheli tandem, consolidating the Romanophobe group “the Civic Alliance” in Chisinau.)
    • 2004, Vladimir Socor, September 11 and the geopolitical revolution of our time
      In the same interviews, Voronin attacked Romania for "having fancied itself the master in our land, treating us like a colony." [...There is a group] which only arrived in Moldova after the Romanian period, has no reliable information let alone experience of it, and has been indoctrinated during the Soviet period in a Romanophobe spirit.
    • 2010, Andrei Brezianu, Vlad Spânu, The A to Z of Moldova, Scarecrow Press (→ISBN), page 18:
      The leftist Tiraspol leadership is Romanophobe, it claims separate statehood for itself and has expressed an interest in joining, one way or another, Russia. Contrariwise, part of the Romanophone majority of Moldova's political spectrum [...] seem favorable to some sort of future union with Romania[.]