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Of recent origin; modern.

[Late Latin neōtericus, from Greek neōterikos, from neōteros, younger, comparative of neos, new; see newo- in Indo-European roots.]


belonging to a new fashion or trend; modern: a neoteric genre.
a new writer or philosopher
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek neōterikos young, fresh, from neoteros younger, more recent, from neos new, recent]
ˌneoˈterically adv


(ˌni əˈtɛr ɪk)

modern; new; recent.
[1590–1600; < Late Latin neōtericus new, modern < Greek neōterikós young, youthful, derivative of neṓter(os) younger]
ne`o•ter′i•cal•ly, adv.


- Used to describe a person, especially an author, it means one belongs to modern/recent times—but it might also refer to a person having a modern outlook or new ideas; when used of things, it indicates that they are modern, new, or recent.
See also related terms for recent.


a modern person; one accepting new ideas and practices.
See also: Ideas
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En efecto los llamados poetae novi no plantearon una nueva teoria de los generos, su poesia no tuvo un caracter impositivo o doctrinario.
more specifically regarded as a leading figure of the poetae novi,
(19.) For the revolutionary nature of the poem see Quinn, 1971, 44-69, who paints a clear picture of Catullus as spokesman of the "poetae novi" of that period.