technophobia

[ tek-nuh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ ˌtɛk nəˈfoʊ bi ə /

noun

abnormal fear of or anxiety about the effects of advanced technology.

Origin of technophobia

First recorded in 1960–65; techno- + -phobia
Related formstech·no·phobe, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for technophobe (1 of 2)

technophobe

/ (ˈtɛknəʊˌfəʊb) /

noun

someone who fears the effects of technological development on society and the environment
someone who is afraid of using technological devices, such as computers
Derived Formstechnophobic, adjective

British Dictionary definitions for technophobe (2 of 2)

technophobia

/ (ˌtɛknəʊˈfəʊbɪə) /

noun

fear of the effects of technological developments on society or the environment
fear of using technological devices, such as computers
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Word Origin and History for technophobe

technophobe


n.

by 1952, perhaps by 1946, from techno- + -phobe.

If the reader will consult such a book as Recent Economic Changes, by David A. Wells, published in 1889, he will find passages that, except for the dates and absolute amounts involves, might have been writen by our technophobes (if I may coin a needed word) of today. [Henry Hazlitt, "Economics in One Lesson," 1952 edition]
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