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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.

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  • "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
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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.

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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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