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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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