[ nee-uh-ter-ik ]
/ ˌni əˈtɛr ɪk /
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modern; new; recent.
a new or modern writer, thinker, etc.
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Origin of neoteric
OTHER WORDS FROM neotericne·o·ter·i·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby neoteric
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Example sentences from the Web for neoteric
Ah, here was the little neoteric statue that Nancy had tried to fix!The Devourers|Annie Vivanti Chartres
Rush is a strong word: gush a weak one, much hackneyed by neoteric poetasters.
British Dictionary definitions for neoteric
/ (ˌniːəʊˈtɛrɪk) rare /
belonging to a new fashion or trend; moderna neoteric genre
a new writer or philosopher
Derived forms of neotericneoterically, adverb
Word Origin for neoteric
C16: via Late Latin from Greek neōterikos young, fresh, from neoteros younger, more recent, from neos new, recent
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