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Synonyms for neologism

a newly invented word or phrase

the act of inventing a word or phrase

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Neruda considered and rejected several possible titles before settling on the neologistic Crepusculario, meaning a "coleccion de crepusculos," with all its "resonancias modernistas" (Loveluck 168).
The writer's ever-questing intellect sometimes ties up the page with neologistic and impenetrable prose.
The rest are either neologistic (2a) or archaic (2d) (Rainer 1993: 290).
In ordinary contexts (both for animists and Christians) the word simply means 'good luck; advantage'; but Christian missionaries have also encouraged a neologistic sense of 'thanks for a favor received', so that aw-bon ui ja ("the favor is very great") is now the closest Lahu equivalent to "Thank you very much.
thin-skinned souls to adhere to Lord George Brown's neologistic maxim on such occasions - that's to treat them with "complete ignoral" - it is probably wise to remember that journalists sometimes have their own agendas.
As with the psychiatric discovery of all peripheral sexualities, it cannot be claimed that sadism and masochism only exist from their neologistic birth date; yet it is possible to claim a distinction (similar to that of sodomite and homosexual) between sadistic or masochistic acts prior to the medicalisation of the term, and the proliferation of discourses surrounding such acts after the invention of the terms.
recalling neologistic epithets commonly employed for neorriquenos,
There are also always two inadequate cities of letters, the neologistic and the obsolete: the Greek (shall we say?
These immigrants were labelled issei, nissei and sansei in Japanese neologistic short-terms, meaning first, second and third generation of Japanese-origin emigrants to the Americas.
134) Some courts have turned this investigative practice into a neologistic rationale for fingerprinting.
At the same time he has woven through it, a high level of explanatory analysis, mercifully unencumbered by dubious theory or neologistic abstractions.
After the Romantic authors (such as Jose de Alencar), modernist writers in particular were the ones responsible for its resurgence, thus differentiating themselves from Portuga, underlining the specific features of standard Brazilian, and claiming a lexis and a syntax sui generis, faulty and neologistic though these may have been.
Ironically, by using this kind of neologistic vocabulary and syntax, the introduction, for example, creates just the sort of elite tradition, in which only initiates can participate in a circle of understanding that it is setting out to investigate.
I wonder, too, whether "mollement" should not also be paronomastically linked to a would-be, neologistic adverb eminently appropriate to this kind of "bone-dancing," one I might rewrite as follows: "moellement.
Richard Kostelanetz criticizes Hoover's Postmodern American Poetry for excluding what he considers a whole range of avant-garde work that might also have forced rethinking of the anthology's nature: "It completely omits sound poetry, visual poetry, neologistic poems, minimal poems, site-specific poems, video poetry, poetry holograms, computer poetry, and comparable experimental forms" (1995, 17).