Definitions

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  • noun Love of newness and new things.

Etymologies

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neo- + -philia.

Examples

  • The word "neophilia" love of novelty is more than 100 years old—the first citation in the Oxford English Dictionary dates from 1899.

    Week in Words

  • Historian Margaret Visser attributes this to a phenomenon called neophilia, the love of the new.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • Historian Margaret Visser attributes this to a phenomenon called neophilia, the love of the new.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • Historian Margaret Visser attributes this to a phenomenon called neophilia, the love of the new.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • Exophilia may be regarded as the sexual form of neophilia, which is the more generalized attraction to new and unknown things.

    Exophilia

  • Exophilia may be regarded as the sexual form of neophilia, which is the more generalized attraction to new and unknown things.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • 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."

    Taking a Novel Approach to Life

  • 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."

    Taking a Novel Approach to Life

  • She is not interested in neophilia, the insatiable hunger for the new that is one of the terrible afflictions of contemporary society.

    Victoria Miro, queen of arts

  • *Dogs have a preference for novel objects—neophilia.

    INSIDE OF A DOG

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  • love for novelty, surprises, discoveries

    August 27, 2009

  • love for novelty, surprises, discoveries

    August 27, 2009

  • love for novelty, surprises, discoveries

    August 27, 2009