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Synonyms for neologism

new word


Synonyms for neologism

a newly invented word or phrase

the act of inventing a word or phrase

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His poetic language admits archaisms and he also uses neologisms.
Neologisms may be justified, and a revolutionary theory may require multiple neologisms, but when they are used they should be sufficiently clear.
As we shall see below "ludicus" in fact is a neologism which was meant by its author to be cognate with "ludus" so it would not mean "playful", but 'sporting" or "sportive".
A neologism is a new word that is in the process of being accepted into mainstream language or a new meaning for an old word.
She then justifies the "cyberpunked" neologism as the framework for understanding The Matrix.
Which means that if the MPC loses its nerve today, the spectre of stagflation - that neologism of the 1970s formed by combining stagnation with inflation - could easily be upon us again.
A grotesque neologism, the title of "Dereconstruction," Matthew Higgs's recent curatorial effort for Gladstone Gallery, was--according to the catalogue essay--both "a hybrid term, one that conflates notions of 'construction,' 'reconstruction,' 'deconstruction,' and 'destruction,'" and a reference to "The New Reconstructions," Pace Gallery's 1979 exhibition of work by Lucas Samaras.
And, by the bye, he makes an able defense of that much hooted-at neologism, by comparing it to "gay": It's a comfortable pragmatic term, designed to counter the ugly labels invented by detractors.
The clearest and best-known example remains the pervasive 1970s neologism, "homophobia.
At the time, the word "realtor" didn't exist; in just one example of its efforts to establish a new, respectable profession, NAREB adopted the neologism in 1916 to distinguish its members from run-of-the-mill brokers: "We ought to insist that folks call us 'realtors' and not 'real-estate men," Babbitt tells a fellow broker.
With "-itis" as the medical suffix for inflammation, "exceptionitis," a convenient neologism, might be defined as an inflammatory process in the decision-making locus in the underwriter's cerebral cortex.
This" mechanism, which will be called "'approximation," allows a mismatch to arise between a word formation pattern and a neologism formed according to it, if the distance is bridged by metaphor or metonymy.
With a neologism worthy of the rimailleurs, Rigolot describes the revived interest in these figures since the 1970s as a process of "rhehabilitation" (84).
At the risk of coining a fourth type (writers are only allowed one neologism per article) we could say that the global economy (and its attendant pollution) is itself 4th nature.