Definition of neoteric in English:
Recent; new; modern: another effort by the White House to display its neoteric wizardry went awry
More example sentences
- This was going to be a playful, chirpy piece about my first long-term (long-term in the neoteric sense, so a year) relationship with a woman.
- Nishad says we are living in the manacles of neoteric technology
- Prodigious is the only word for it; still, having just been briefed on the Future Combat System with its neoteric dogs, mules, and eagles, the Caesar's gun crew looked to me like Civil War reenactors.
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A modern person; a person who advocates new ideas.
- A whole group of young poets, the so-called ‘neoterics’, shared the same rejection of traditional norms and the same search for new forms and content, and, as in their lifestyle, Hellenistic culture provided the most important.
- The neoterics had written poems to their mistresses as if they were goddesses.
- Catullus and his crew think of themselves as the new neoterics.
Late 16th century: via late Latin from Greek neōterikos, from neōteros 'newer', comparative of neos.
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