misoneism

noun
miso·​ne·​ism | \ ˌmi-sə-ˈnē-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce misoneism (audio) \

Definition of misoneism

: a hatred, fear, or intolerance of innovation or change

First Known Use of misoneism

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for misoneism

Italian misoneismo, from Greek misein + neos new + Italian -ismo -ism — more at new

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The first known use of misoneism was in 1886

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“Misoneism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misoneism. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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misoneism

noun
miso·​ne·​ism | \ ˌmis-ə-ˈnē-ˌiz-əm How to pronounce misoneism (audio) \

Medical Definition of misoneism

: a hatred, fear, or intolerance of innovation or change

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