The closest I could get was xenophile. Also, optimistic would be a close second and I say that because I don't think that optimistic is a better description than xenophile because xenophile actually includes love.

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    Do you have a context?
    – simchona
    Dec 10, 2012 at 3:07
  • @simchona: Context is unnecessary, I think. It won't change the answer.
    – user21497
    Dec 10, 2012 at 3:10
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    How about "tasteless"? :)
    – terdon
    Dec 10, 2012 at 3:10
  • @terdon: undiscriminating, imperceptive, insensitive, obtuse, & abnormal as well. :-)
    – user21497
    Dec 10, 2012 at 5:38
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    Would you define Buddha like that ? Insensitive ? Imperceptive ? Obtuse ? Dec 10, 2012 at 11:47

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Omniphile: omni = every; -phile = love. Xeno- = foreign things, so xenophile means lover of foreign things, not lover of everything.

  • "omnilove", could it be? Dec 10, 2012 at 4:42
  • @xjaphx: Omniphilia is the proper Latinate term, but that's a description of the type of indiscriminate love this type of person has, not of the person, which requires the suffix /-phile/.
    – user21497
    Dec 10, 2012 at 5:40
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    You might want to note that omniphile is a neologism. Dec 10, 2012 at 6:43
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    @coleopterist: Yes, it is, but it works according to the principles of English & Latin word-building. Anyone who understands Latin roots will understand omniphile. Fortunately, one doesn't have to be a Pollyanna to be an omniphile. I knew one of the latter when I was an undergraduate. Every morning she put on this happy face & wailed "Good morning, everyone!" Everyone hated her. Everybody else did too. Never a discouraging word & never a cloudy sky in her little world. Truly a cow in a manger.
    – user21497
    Dec 10, 2012 at 7:07
  • "cow in a manger" - excellent phrase, and one I have never heard before. Thanks!
    – Rory Alsop
    Dec 10, 2012 at 12:53

Besides the already-offered neologism omniphile, consider Pollyanna:

One who is persistently cheerful and optimistic, even when given cause not to be so. [eg] You call her an optimist, but I call her an obnoxious Pollyanna.


My guess would be philomania (phile means 'love', for example, my middle name is Philip, which means lover of horses). Omniphile is someone who wants to have intercourse with everyone/thing.

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    Can you back up your guess with references?
    – Helmar
    Jul 25, 2017 at 16:45
  • dictionary.com/browse/philo-, behindthename.com/name/philip; additionally, 'misomania' is a term for someone who hates everything, in psychologically, has an abnormal feel of being persecuted and being hated by everyone. That is all the references I have, but I think I am right, not to brag or anything.
    – Brandon
    Jul 26, 2017 at 17:33

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