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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Hatred of change or innovation.

Usage examples (5)
  • It attempts to justify its misoneism by the false pretense that it must reserve its strength for the final struggle.
  • The misoneism of crowds seems to me one of the strongest arguments in favor of the individual character of invention.
  • To this misoneism are superadded, and more particularly in the popular parties, profound differences of culture and education among the members.
  • More reliable sources, however, tend to agree that if you'll allow me a minor dysphemism, the potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist if we... for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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