- modern; new; recent.
- a new or modern writer, thinker, etc.
Origin of neoteric
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Examples from the Web for neoteric
Rush is a strong word: gush a weak one, much hackneyed by neoteric poetasters.
- belonging to a new fashion or trend; moderna neoteric genre
- a new writer or philosopher
C16: via Late Latin from Greek neōterikos young, fresh, from neoteros younger, more recent, from neos new, recent
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Word Origin and History for neoteric
"recent, new," 1590s, from Late Latin neotericus, from Greek neoterikos "youthful, fresh, modern," from neoteros, comp. of neos "new" (see new). Related: Neoterism.
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