The hatred or distrust of new things or ideas.

, 1990: What really got his attention was the Lombrosian concept of “misoneism”. Radicals, militants, revolutionaries, however they styled themselves, all sinned against this deep organic human principle, which Lombroso had named after the Greek for “hatred of anything new.” — Thomas Pynchon, Vineland

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  • misoneism — MISONEÍSM s.n. (livr.) Sentiment de neîncredere sau aversiune faţă de orice noutate, schimbare. [pr.: ne ism] – Din fr. misonéisme. Trimis de laurap, 05.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  misoneísm s. n. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar… …   Dicționar Român

  • misoneism — (n.) hatred of novelty, 1886, from MISO (Cf. miso ) + Gk. neos new (see NEW (Cf. new)) + ISM (Cf. ism). Related: Misoneist …   Etymology dictionary

  • misoneism — [mis΄ō nē′iz΄əm] n. [It misoneismo < Gr miso ,MISO + neos,NEW + It ismo, ISM] hatred of innovation or change misoneist n …   English World dictionary

  • misoneism — noun Etymology: Italian misoneismo, from Greek misein + neos new + Italian ismo ism more at new Date: 1886 a hatred, fear, or intolerance of innovation or change …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • misoneism — misoneist, n. misoneistic, adj. /mis oh nee iz euhm, muy soh /, n. hatred or dislike of what is new or represents change. [1885 90; < It misoneismo. See MISO , NEO , ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • misoneism — miso·ne·ism .mis ə nē .iz əm n a hatred, fear, or intolerance of innovation or change …   Medical dictionary

  • misoneism — mɪsÉ™ nɪːzm / mɪsəʊ n. aversion to change or anything new …   English contemporary dictionary

  • misoneism — miso·ne·ism …   English syllables

  • misoneism — mis•o•ne•ism [[t]ˌmɪs oʊˈni ɪz əm, ˌmaɪ soʊ [/t]] n. hatred, distrust, or fear of what is new or represents change • Etymology: 1885–90; < It misoneismo. See miso , neo , ism mis o•ne′ist, n. mis o•ne•is′tic, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • misoneism — /mɪsoʊˈniɪzəm/ (say misoh neeizuhm), /maɪsoʊ / (say muysoh ) noun hatred or dislike of what is new. {Italian misoneismo, from miso miso + Greek neos new + ismo ism} –misoneist, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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