tech·​no·​pho·​bia | \ ˌtek-nə-ˈfō-bē-ə How to pronounce technophobia (audio) \

Definition of technophobia

: fear or dislike of advanced technology or complex devices and especially computers

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Other Words from technophobia

technophobe \ ˈtek-​nə-​ˌfōb How to pronounce technophobe (audio) \ noun
technophobic \ ˌtek-​nə-​ˈfō-​bik How to pronounce technophobic (audio) \ adjective

Examples of technophobia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While nothing beats the odd eeriness of a serial killer possessing a doll through voodoo practices, this new AI Chucky (Mark Hamill) reflects the technophobia of audiences who have already plugged into Black Mirror. Richard Newby, The Hollywood Reporter, "How 'Child's Play' Builds on the Legacy of Horror Remakes," 23 June 2019 These days, technophobia mostly involves fears about privacy and freedom, concerns about governments and corporate tracking, data collection, security, and misinformation. Lauren Elkin, The Atlantic, "People Will Always Get Lost," 16 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of technophobia

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for technophobia

techno- + -phobia

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“Technophobia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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