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neo-Luddite

Definition of Neo-Luddite

(noun) An individual who opposes the use of technology for ethical, moral or philosophical reasons.

Neo-Luddite Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈnioʊ ˈləˌdaɪt/
    • British English
      • /ˈniːəʊ ˈlʌdʌɪt/
  • Syllabification: (ne·o·lud·dite)

Usage Notes

  • Plural: neo-Luddites
  • A neo-Luddite, is a technophobe, the opposite of technophile.
  • A type of individual.
  • Variant spelling: neoLuddite
  • A neo-Luddite advocates for (noun) neo-Ludditism.

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Cite the Definition of Neo-Luddite

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “neo-luddite.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 19, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/neo-luddite/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

neo-luddite. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/neo-luddite/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “neo-luddite.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 19, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/neo-luddite/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“neo-luddite.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 19 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/neo-luddite/>.