Did you perhaps mean necrophilia?
- n. Love of newness and new things.
- neo- + -philia. (Wiktionary)
“The word "neophilia" love of novelty is more than 100 years old—the first citation in the Oxford English Dictionary dates from 1899.”
“Historian Margaret Visser attributes this to a phenomenon called neophilia, the love of the new.”
“Exophilia may be regarded as the sexual form of neophilia, which is the more generalized attraction to new and unknown things.”
“It is a measure of the muddle that is Ms. Gallagher's book that she doesn't find anything odd about describing the lure of a rural life redolent of 19th-century America as a type of "neophilia.”
“She argues that the rewards of seeking out the new "will far outweigh our frustrations if we stay true to the evolutionary purpose of our neophilia, or affinity for novelty.”
“She is not interested in neophilia, the insatiable hunger for the new that is one of the terrible afflictions of contemporary society.”
“*Dogs have a preference for novel objects—neophilia.”
“Seth Godin tackles neophilia, the unhealthy love of the new, as profiled in Media Life Magazine.”
“Exophilia may be regarded as the sexual form of neophilia...”
“Now, I think that he's fundamentally right, but the particular mechanism he proposes is incomplete, and applies to only one of several brain-reward mechanisms that we interpret as "fun", specifically "neophilia", the urge to discover new things and be exposed to new stimuli.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘neophilia’.
"Luciferous Logolepsy is a collection of over 9,000 obscure English words. Though the definition of an 'English' word might seem to be straightforward, it is not. There exist so many adopted, deriv...
Cribbed from Transhumanist Terminology at aleph.se, which has definitions, and is itself based on the Lextropicon.
A somewhat discriminatory list of words and phrases collected for their euphonic or arcane appeal, interesting etymology, or concise definition of an otherwise unnamed phenomenon or concept.
Hopefully, I'll be using this site for more than one year. It will be fun then to look back and see what new words I found worthy of notice in any given year.
All words spotted in 2008...
a combining form meaning â€œnew,â€ â€œrecent,â€ â€œrevived,â€ â€œmodified,â€ used in the formation of compound words: neo-Darwinism; Neolithic; neoorthodoxy; neophyte.
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