(mis-oh-KY-nee-uh, mi-soh-)

noun: A hatred of new ideas.

From Greek miso- (hate) + -cainea (new). Earliest documented use: 1938.

“A crucial objective of our program is to remove any innate misocainea ‘hatred of new ideas’, and replace it with the entrepreneurial principle of ‘change is an opportunity to create competitive advantage’.”
Bill Weaver; Change for the Better; Scientific Computing & Instrumentation (Morris Plains, New Jersey); Jan 2005.

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