English edit

Etymology edit

From symmetro- +‎ -phile.

Noun edit

symmetrophile (plural symmetrophiles)

  1. A lover of symmetry.
    • 1963 December, Richard H. Willis, “Two Dimensions of Conformity-Noncomformity”, in Sociometry: A Journal of Research in Social Psychology, volume 26, number 4, Albany, N.Y.: American Sociological Association, →DOI, →ISSN, →JSTOR, →OCLC, page 506:
      The revised formulas not only give u a role equally prominent to those given the proportions for the other response patterns (thus pleasing symmetrophiles), but they also yield the relationships required by the conceptual framework.
    • 1988, Clement Biddle Wood, Ocean Vu, Jog to Beach: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: Thomas Dunne Books, →ISBN, page 138:
      When Moira goes back to counting calories, Cathy passes the plate out the window to the starving Ouspenskiy, who, banned once more from the house by symmetrophile Clive, has been lurking on the back porch.
    • 2008 December 10, Bob Kuykendall, “Jantar 3 Axle Diameter?”, in rec.aviation.soaring[1] (Usenet):
      The Matco wheel/brake units are also a good choice, and for obsessive symmetrophiles they can be fitted so the tire's plane of symmetry coincides with that of the fuselage. However, when you measure them closely most glider fuselages aren't really all that symmetrical anyhow.
    • 2016, Frank Morris, The Pearl in the Diamond World, Morrisville, N.C.: Lulu.com, →ISBN, page 59:
      Save for an occasional cab, the intersection was pageant[sic] of bullshit artists with a theme of dogs and bags. Symmetrophiles calibrated to the milieu were skeletal sloops rigged with prettily cut jibs and tawdry spinnakers. Flitting dandies listed at windows to look at dummies closely bunched boutiques with exclusive fonts. I labored to read them. Litchrallee, Reify, Unsaponatime.