[ nee-uh-ter-ik ]
/ ˌni əˈtɛr ɪk /


modern; new; recent.


a new or modern writer, thinker, etc.

Origin of neoteric

1590–1600; < Late Latin neōtericus new, modern < Greek neōterikós young, youthful, equivalent to neṓter(os) younger (comparative of néos new) + -ikos -ic

Related forms

ne·o·ter·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for neoteric


/ (ˌniːəʊˈtɛrɪk) rare /


belonging to a new fashion or trend; moderna neoteric genre


a new writer or philosopher

Derived Forms

neoterically, 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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