Synonyms for neophyte

Grammar : Noun
Spell : nee-uh-fahyt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈni əˌfaɪt

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Définition of neophyte

Origin :
  • "new convert," 1550s, from Ecclesiastical Latin neophytus, from Greek neophytos "a new convert," noun use of adjective meaning "newly initiated, newly converted," literally "newly planted," from neos "new" (see new) + phytos "grown; planted," verbal adjective of phyein "cause to grow, beget, plant" (see physic). Church sense is from I Tim. iii:6. Rare before 19c. General sense of "one who is new to any subject" is first recorded 1590s.
  • noun beginner
Example sentences :
  • Never before had neophyte lived so entirely for the happiness of others.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • The neophyte receives the falling drops on his head, clothes and body.
  • Extract from : « The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism » by Franz Cumont
  • We welcome you, the neophyte, who has joined us in our pilgrimage.
  • Extract from : « Evening Round Up » by William Crosbie Hunter
  • Yet, the neophyte, if he strolls by chance into a sale-room, will be surprised at the spectacle.
  • Extract from : « The Library » by Andrew Lang
  • Let the neophyte try his luck, however, and prices will rise wonderfully.
  • Extract from : « The Library » by Andrew Lang
  • No neophyte must have, at his initiation, one affection or desire that chains him to the world.
  • Extract from : « Zanoni » by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • The neophyte's expressions on the occasion are not wholly edifying.
  • Extract from : « A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 » by George Saintsbury
  • For one other thing, also, the Neophyte in Literature had better be prepared.
  • Extract from : « The Idler Magazine, Vol III. May 1893 » by Various
  • The mood was destined to pass, but for a while the neophyte was spell-bound.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Lord Byron » by Lord Byron
  • Any small chance word may carry a sting for the neophyte in penitence.
  • Extract from : « The Amazing Marriage, Complete » by George Meredith

Antonyms for neophyte

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