Antonyms for neologism

Grammar : Noun
Spell : nee-ol-uh-jiz-uh m
Phonetic Transcription : niˈɒl əˌdʒɪz əm

Definition of neologism

Origin :
  • "practice of innovation in language," 1776, from French néologisme, from neo- (see neo-) + Greek logos "word" (see lecture (n.)). Meaning "new word or expression" is from 1803. Neological is attested from 1754.
  • noun new word
Example sentences :
  • This Bohemian vocabulary is the hell of rhetoric and the paradise of neologism.
  • Extract from : « Bohemians of the Latin Quarter » by Henry Murger
  • The latter (the word administration used as a verb) is the only instance of neologism I ever observed in Mr. Madison.
  • Extract from : « Inquiry Into the Origin and Course of Political Parties in the United States » by Martin Van Buren
  • In this one ordinary speech seemed to have been insufficient to describe the blotch, and he had to resort to a neologism.
  • Extract from : « Studies in Forensic Psychiatry » by Bernard Glueck
  • But it observed a very high standard of classical English, a little intolerant of neologism, but not stiff nor jejune.
  • Extract from : « A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895) » by George Saintsbury
  • The locution of which we have made use—passed to the state of—has been condemned as a neologism by M. Royer Collard.
  • Extract from : « Les Misrables » by Victor Hugo

Synonyms for neologism

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