tech·​no·​pho·​bia ˌtek-nə-ˈfō-bē-ə How to pronounce technophobia (audio)
: fear or dislike of advanced technology or complex devices and especially computers
technophobe noun
technophobic adjective

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web That may feel like the first of many contrivances, but Matt’s technophobia does give him a reason to spend a lot of time opening up to the stranger who’s comes into his otherwise empty bar. Chris Willman, Variety, 16 June 2022 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, 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, 16 Feb. 2018

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Word History


techno- + -phobia

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of technophobia was in 1947

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Cite this Entry

“Technophobia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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