From Late Latin neotericus, from Hellenistic Greek νεωτερικός (neōterikós), from comparative of Ancient Greek νέος (néos, “new”).
neoteric (not comparable)
- Modern, new-fangled.
- Fitzed. Hall
- Our neoteric verbs.
- New; recent.
- "Should it all come crashing in on us . . . will there be enough luddites, whose hands remember, to free us from the chains of neoteric technology?" — The Toronto Star, August 21, 1998
- "A few words on the two neoteric terms, cybertext and ergodic, are in order." — Cybertext, 1997, Espen Aarseth.
neoteric (plural neoterics)
- A modern author (especially as opposed to a classical writer).
- 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, Bk.I, New York, 2001, p.140:
- Galen himself writes promiscuously of them both by reason of their affinity; but most of our neoterics do handle them apart, whom I will follow in this treatise.
- Someone with new or modern ideas.