Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A love of novelty; a preference, sometimes amounting to an insane desire, for what is new.
“Superficially, the United States seems to suffer from an endless and astounding neophilism; actually all its thinking is done within the boundaries of a very small group of political,”
“Books rushed into print to satisfy our neophilism -- or our neophilistinism -- we can live comfortably without.”
“That definition may not capture the appeal of this book as nicely as its definition of neophilism:”
“If the distinction imposed by these definitions can be trusted, it is neophilia that makes a book like this one pleasurable, but it is neophilism that seems to create it.”
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