from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Hatred or fear of change or innovation.
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- n. The hatred or distrust of new things or ideas.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Hatred of innovation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. hatred of change or innovation
To this misoneism are superadded, and more particularly in the popular parties, profound differences of culture and education among the members.
It attempts to justify its misoneism by the false pretense that it must reserve its strength for the final struggle.
The writer of it cannot be accused of misoneism, that hardening of the faculties of curiousness and prophecy -- that semi-paralysis of the organs of hearing which afflicts critics of music so early in life and evokes rancor and dislike to novelties.
The misoneism of crowds seems to me one of the strongest arguments in favor of the individual character of invention.
More reliable sources, however, tend to agree that if you'll allow me a minor dysphemism, the potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist if we don't supply the missing ingredient that could stop the nationwide slide into misoneism.
246 We have sufficient examples in European history, even in that of very recent date, of the manner in which the artificial attempt to retain the party leadership in proletarian hands has led to a political misoneism against which the organized workers of all countries have every reason to be on their guard.