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misoneism

PRONUNCIATION:
(mis-uh-NEE-izm)

MEANING:
noun: A hatred or fear of change or innovation.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Italian misoneismo, from Greek miso- (hate) + neos (new). Ultimately from the Indo-European root newo- (new) that also gave us new, neo-, neon, novice, novel, novelty, innovate, and renovate.

USAGE:
"The prevailing attitude was therefore one of extreme conservatism: may I indeed say of misoneism?"
Expanding Trade, Changing Ways of Life-Conclusions; Addis Tribune (Ethiopia); May 15, 1998.

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Roads endure longer than pyramids. -Karol Bunsch, novelist (1898-1987)

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