American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of recent origin; modern.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- New; recent in origin; modern.
- n. A modern.
- adj. Modern, new-fangled.
- adj. New; recent.
- n. A modern author (especially as opposed to a classical writer).
- n. Someone with new or modern ideas.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Recent in origin; modern; new.
- n. One of modern times; a modern.
- From Late Latin neotericus, from Hellenistic Greek νεωτερικός, from comparative of Ancient Greek νέος ("new"). (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin neōtericus, from Greek neōterikos, from neōteros, younger, comparative of neos, new; see newo- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In point of fact, the clash between outmoded newsgathering and neoteric tech-wizardry is a long time coming.”
“Gaiman explores the vast and bloody landscape of myths and legends where the gods of yore and the neoteric gods of now conflict in modern-day America ....”
“Considering the manhours dedicated to practicing, I think it's an absolute bargain given that neoteric (and often times, mediocre) music sell for $15 and up (in fine department stores across the country, no doubt).”
“Its very shape was changing, twisting and buckling with neoteric forces it did not understand.”
“The Aeneid has none of the meretricious involutions of plot, none of the puzzling half-uttered allusions to essential facts, none of the teasing interruptions of the neoteric story book.”
“It is not, as has been held, a result of rhetorical studies alone; it reveals rather a native good sense tempered with a neoteric interest in psychology and a neoteric exactness in formal composition.”
“That “shepherd” at least is an actual person, a friend of Cinna, and a member of the neoteric group; that indeed it is Cornificius is exceedingly probable.”
“In a word, it was Catullus and Calvus, the lyric poets, who made it possible for the next generation to reject Catullus and Calvus the neoteric romancers.”
“His action, when all is said and done, was merely typical of that "every man for himself, and the devil take the hindmost" attitude assumed by latter-day neoteric Government institutions.”
“I suppose, is in the neoteric fashion of spending a honeymoon on a railway: apt image, exposition and perpetuation of the state of mania conducting to the institution!”
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