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  • adj. Afflicted by neophobia; fearing or disliking what is new.


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  • Indeed, several contributors are disparaging of those who question the Internet's costs, dismissing such people as "neophobic" or "curmudgeons and troglodytes."

    Pay Attention, Please

  • On the other hand, I am seriously introverted, socially and culturally sheltered, and neophobic.

    Statement of Intent, 7/30/09

  • That seems to me to be a surprisingly neophobic response to an essentially geeky and SFnal idea, that new technologies open up new possibilities.

    Making Light: Open thread 136

  • While most people will eventually like any food — even one they initially disliked — after trying it about 10 times, more persistence may be needed when trying to convert a neophobic child.

    Picky Eater? Might be the Parents Fault | Impact Lab

  • Supermarkets, traditionally neophobic, are now starting to stock exotics because of the surging demand.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • For the recalcitrant, hysterically neophobic child, the wise course is probably just plain nursery food.

    Playing With Their Food

  • Because so many of them are living in a world where Their People do everything for them short of bathroom visits, and because so many are - like non-celebrities - fairly neophobic, I usually assume that any blog with their name on it isn't written by them.

    Pen-Elayne on the Web

  • The researchers then released the tagged birds back into the wild and continued monitoring their neophobic and exploratory tendencies by changing bowl colors at existing feeding stations and adding new bird feeders elsewhere. Top News Headlines

  • And how do you tell whether an animal is neophobic?

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • We did a lot of studies with children and we wanted to find out what we would do to make them less neophobic.

    University of Toronto -- News@UofT


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