Definitions

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  • n. Love of newness and new things.

Etymologies

neo- + -philia. (Wiktionary)

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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • Seth Godin tackles neophilia, the unhealthy love of the new, as profiled in Media Life Magazine.

    Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Too much monoamine oxidase? Japanese scientists have fingered an enzyme

  • Exophilia may be regarded as the sexual form of neophilia...

    Exophilia

  • 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.

    Will The Real Explorer Please Stand Up?

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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