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neoteric

[nee-uh-ter-ik] /ˌni əˈtɛr ɪk/
adjective
1.
modern; new; recent.
noun
2.
a new or modern writer, thinker, etc.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Late Latin neōtericus new, modern < Greek neōterikós young, youthful, equivalent to neṓter(os) younger (comparative of néos new) + -ikos -ic
Related forms
neoterically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for neoteric

neoteric

/ˌniːəʊˈtɛrɪk/
adjective
1.
belonging to a new fashion or trend; modern: a neoteric genre
noun
2.
a new writer or philosopher
Derived Forms
neoterically, adverb
Word Origin
C16: via Late Latin from Greek neōterikos young, fresh, from neoteros younger, more recent, from neos new, recent
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Word Origin and History for neoteric
adj.

"recent, new," 1590s, from Late Latin neotericus, from Greek neoterikos "youthful, fresh, modern," from neoteros, comp. of neos "new" (see new). Related: Neoterism.

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