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neoteric

[ nee-uh-ter-ik ]
/ ˌni əˈtɛr ɪk /
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adjective

modern; new; recent.

noun

a new or modern writer, thinker, etc.

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Origin of neoteric

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

OTHER WORDS FROM neoteric

ne·o·ter·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for neoteric

neoteric
/ (ˌniːəʊˈtɛrɪk) rare /

adjective

belonging to a new fashion or trend; moderna neoteric genre

noun

a new writer or philosopher

Derived forms of neoteric

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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