Newfangleness

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Newfangleness Newfangledness. "Proud newfangleness in their apparel."
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n newfangleness The character of being newfangled or desirous of novelty; fondness for change; inconstancy.
    • ***

Quotations

  • Plato
    Plato
    “They do certainly give very strange, and newfangled, names to diseases.”

Idioms

Newfangled - People who don't like new methods, technologies, etc, describe them as newfangled, which means new but not as good or nice as the old ones.
***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. newefanglenes,. See Fangle

Usage

In literature:

She considered that a newfangled way of making a match of it.
"Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ" by Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes
You ain't afeard o' those newfangled things!
"Round the Red Lamp" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Just make up your mind to drop these newfangled airs, and mighty quick.
"In the Bishop's Carriage" by Miriam Michelson
The old pilot wanted no part of the newfangled steam contraptions.
"The Practical Values of Space Exploration" by Committee on Science and Astronautics
They were old-fashioned in their ideas, and did not like newfangled notions.
"For Fortune and Glory" by Lewis Hough
Him and his newfangled ways are wuth that!
"Son Philip" by George Manville Fenn
Some people shake their heads over what they call newfangled notions.
"Held Fast For England" by G. A. Henty
Why, I used a whole 25 pound flour sack to make it 'cause I don't lak none of dese newfangled little pockets.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
But theer's no room i' the world for th' old-fangled an' the newfangled.
"Aunt Rachel" by David Christie Murray
Rhythm will be teaching them newfangled notions.
"Winning His Way" by Charles Carleton Coffin
***

In news:

Newfangled cleansers make the bathroom smell less like Lysol and more like fresh produce.
Newfangled Nest thermostat is hot.
Newfangled American whiskeys go beyond rye, bourbon.
What's So New in a Newfangled Science.
Newfangled 'ThrU Turn' opens Sunday in Kearns.
The state's second newfangled "ThrU Turn" intersection is scheduled to begin operation on Sunday in Kearns at the intersection of 5400 South and 4015 West.
At the Pennsylvania Dutch Market in Hagerstown, newfangled shortcuts aren't often sought out and the end result is an old-fashioned market that's developed into a regional haven for foodies over the last five years.
Oddly at Peppy 's, a restaurant noted for its northern Italian cuisine, the chef offers a newfangled Napoleon.
The Union Market bar will serve both traditional and newfangled doughy treats.
In the coming days, the Oklahoma State Chamber will begin publicizing its newfangled judicial rating scorecard for state Supreme Court justices who are up for retention.
What follows are New York dogs through the years, both the classic specimens and more newfangled inventions with fussier toppings and upgraded meat.
This newfangled winning thing has become quite fun for members of the Kent State football program.
As newfangled barbed wire became a staple of the American West, Native Americans took to referring to it as the Devil's Rope.
MPs out of sync with this newfangled e-thingy.
Getting into this newfangled pattern will be some weather.
***