neophobia

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neophobia

(ˌniːəʊˈfəʊbɪə)
n
a tendency to dislike anything new; fear of novelty
ˈneoˌphobe n
ˌneoˈphobic adj
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neophobia

misoneism.
See also: Change, Novelty
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neophobia - a morbid fear of novelty
simple phobia - any phobia (other than agoraphobia) associated with relatively simple well-defined stimuli
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Translations
NeophobieNovophobie
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fresh outbreak of neophobe machine-breaking, Williams conjures a militia
Neophobe biologists James Russell and Tim Blackburn, for instance, recently denounced researchers who do not automatically condemn introduced biota as "invasive species denialists," likening them to people who challenge the scientific consensus on "the risks of tobacco smoking or immunisation, the causes of AIDS or climate change, [and] evidence for evolution."
Gramsci recognizes that common sense is a "chaotic aggregate of disparate conceptions" (773) and while it is "crudely neophobe and conservative" (774), it also contains seeds of confrontation and transformation (Gramsci 1999: 633; also see, Crehan 2011: 281; Reed 2012: 564).