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misoneism

[ mis-oh-nee-iz-uhm, mahy-soh- ]
/ ˌmɪs oʊˈni ɪz əm, ˌmaɪ soʊ- /
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noun
hatred or dislike of what is new or represents change.
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Origin of misoneism

From the Italian word misoneismo, dating back to 1885–90. See miso-, neo-, -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM misoneism

mis·o·ne·ist, nounmis·o·ne·is·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for misoneism

misoneism
/ (ˌmɪsəʊˈniːˌɪzəm, ˌmaɪ-) /

noun
hatred of anything new

Derived forms of misoneism

misoneist, nounmisoneistic, adjective

Word Origin for misoneism

C19: from Italian misoneismo; see miso-, neo-, -ism
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