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Hatred or fear of change or innovation.

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

mis′o·ne′ist n.
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(ˌmɪsəʊˈniːˌɪzəm; ˌmaɪ-)
hatred of anything new
[C19: from Italian misoneismo; see miso-, neo-, -ism]
ˌmisoˈneist n
ˌmisoneˈistic adj
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(ˌmɪs oʊˈni ɪz əm, ˌmaɪ soʊ-)

hatred, distrust, or fear of what is new or represents change.
[1885–90; < Italian misoneismo. See miso-, neo-, -ism]
mis`o•ne′ist, n.
mis`o•ne•is′tic, adj.
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- People with a hatred of change or new things experience misoneism.
See also related terms for hatred.
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a hatred of novelty. Also called neophobia.
See also: Novelty
an abnormal dislike of novelty or innovation. Also called neophobia, cainotophobia, cainophobia.
See also: Change
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misoneism - hatred of change or innovationmisoneism - hatred of change or innovation  
hate, hatred - the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action
misocainea - hatred of new ideas
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