neoteric

[nee-uh-ter-ik]
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noun
  1. 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 formsne·o·ter·i·cal·ly, adverb
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neoteric

adjective
  1. belonging to a new fashion or trend; moderna neoteric genre
noun
  1. a new writer or philosopher
Derived Formsneoterically, 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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Word Origin and History for neoteric
adj.

"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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