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Related to technophobia: technophilia


Fear of or aversion to technology, especially computers and high technology.

tech′no·phobe′ n.
tech′no·pho′bic (-fō′bĭk) adj.


1. fear of the effects of technological developments on society or the environment
2. (Pathology) fear of using technological devices, such as computers


(ˌtɛk nəˈfoʊ bi ə)

abnormal fear of or anxiety about technology and its effects.
tech′no•phobe`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.technophobia - dislike for new technologytechnophobia - dislike for new technology    
dislike - a feeling of aversion or antipathy; "my dislike of him was instinctive"


nTechnikfeindlichkeit f, → Technophobie f
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