Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Hatred or fear of change or innovation.

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  • n. The hatred or distrust of new things or ideas.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Hatred of innovation.

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  • n. hatred of change or innovation

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Italian misoneismo : Greek mīso-, miso- + Greek neos, new; see newo- in Indo-European roots.

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From Italian misoneismo (after Cesare Lombroso); see it for more.

Examples

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  • Cooler than neophobia, isn’t it?

    February 20, 2010

  • Citation on misology.

    July 30, 2008