Definition of technophobe in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtɛknə(ʊ)fəʊb/


A person who fears, dislikes, or avoids new technology.
Example sentences
  • All through my working life I tried to avoid using computers and was rather a technophobe (fear of computers particularly).
  • For every technophile who wants 24/7 connectivity there is probably a technophobe that fears being tracked down or identified by secret chips implanted in some electronic device he or she is carrying.
  • The machine will monitor the patient's condition itself and will only operate if the conditions for its use are right, so there is no problem there, even for technophobes.



Pronunciation: /tɛknə(ʊ)ˈfəʊbɪə/
Example sentences
  • The British Computer Society wants to banish technophobia with the launch of the new E-Citizen qualification designed for people of all ages and covering all aspects of using the internet.
  • Growth models that de-emphasise the dynamic impact of capital are welcomed in an age of technophobia and of ubiquitous anxieties about the social and environmental costs of growth.
  • To say this is not technophobia but rather a restatement of the wisdom that what we need is appropriate technology.


Pronunciation: /tɛknə(ʊ)ˈfəʊbɪk/
Example sentences
  • Often sales staff can be technophobic, so you have to be careful about what you are asking them to do.
  • Teachers tend towards the technophobic end of the spectrum because they don't want to appear incompetent in front of students who spend hours gaming, surfing, coding, hacking texting and instant messaging.
  • But it's time for a change: Even the most technophobic among us need to learn a thing or two about wireless networking.

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