One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
New or modern; recent.‘another effort by the White House to display its neoteric wizardry went awry’
original, innovatory, innovational, new, novel, fresh, unconventional, unorthodox, off-centre, unusual, unfamiliar, unprecedented, avant-garde, experimental, inventive, ingeniousnew, the latest, late, current, fresh, modern, contemporary, present-day, up to date, up to the minute, latter-day, latterView synonyms
- ‘Prodigious is the only word for it; still, having just been briefed on the Future Combat System with its neoteric dogs, mules, and eagles, the Caesar's gun crew looked to me like Civil War reenactors.’
- ‘Blend a few more neoteric sugary additions like simple syrup, fructose or honey and we're up-to-date.’
- ‘Nishad says we are living in the manacles of neoteric technology’
- ‘Of course, the herald of the neoteric Eden must embody the same transcendent characteristics.’
- ‘Many of these neoteric solvent systems have interesting properties that make them suitable for use in homogeneous catalysis.’
- ‘This was going to be a playful, chirpy piece about my first long-term (long-term in the neoteric sense, so a year) relationship with a woman.’
A modern person; a person who advocates new ideas.
- ‘A whole group of young poets, the so-called ‘neoterics’, shared the same rejection of traditional norms and the same search for new forms and content, and, as in their lifestyle, Hellenistic culture provided the most important.’
- ‘Catullus and his crew think of themselves as the new neoterics.’
- ‘The neoterics had written poems to their mistresses as if they were goddesses.’
Late 16th century: via late Latin from Greek neōterikos, from neōteros ‘newer’, comparative of neos.
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