newness

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Recent occurrence
Nouns
1. newness, recentness, currency, freshness, greenness, novelty, immaturity, youth; innovation, renovation; neoism, neologism, language pollution; update; new blood; invention. See present, restoration.
2. modernism, modernity; latest fashion, latest thing, last word, cutting or leading edge, new wave, radical chic; mushroom, nouveau riche, upstart, parvenu. Slang, salt-water Negro.
Verbs — renew, restore, modernize, renovate, remodel, reinvent the wheel, retrofit.
Adjectives
1. new, novel, recent, fresh, green, young, evergreen, raw, crisp, immature, virgin, untried, not dry behind the ears; untrodden, unbeaten.
2. late, modern, current, neoteric, new-fashioned, newfangled, just out, up to the minute, cutting or leading edge, technotronic, brand-new, vernal, renovated, fresh as a daisy, up-to-date, state-of-the-art, abreast of the times; jet or space age; hot off the press, first run, new off the irons; a-gogo.
Adverbs — newly, freshly, afresh, anew, lately, just now, only yesterday, latterly, of late, not long ago, a short time ago.
Phrases — the best thing since sliced bread; a new broom sweeps clean; there is nothing new under the sun; you can't put new wine in old bottles.
Quotations — Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought (Albert von Szent-Györgyi), Nothing has yet been said that's not been said before (Terence), What a good thing Adam had. When he said a good thing he knew nobody had said it before (Mark Twain), We stand today at the edge of a new frontier (J. F. Kennedy).
Antonyms, See oldness.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. originality, uniqueness, modernity, innovation, recentness; see also novelty 1 .
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The quality of being novel: freshness, innova-tiveness, newfangledness, novelty, originality. See NEW.

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  • Newness — New ness, n. The quality or state of being new; as, the newness of a system; the newness of a scene; newness of life. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • newness — (n.) O.E. neownysse; see NEW (Cf. new) + NESS (Cf. ness) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Newness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Newness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 newness newness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 novelty novelty recency Sgm: N 1 immaturity immaturity Sgm: N 1 youth youth &c. 127 Sgm: N 1 gloss of novelty …   English dictionary for students

  • newness — noun The property of being new; novelty The newness of the car meant it still had that funny smell …   Wiktionary

  • newness — n 1. recency, recentness, lateness, pres entness, nowness; novelty, neoterism, neology, innovation, neonomianism, newfangledness; unusualness, uncommonness, peculiarity, singularity, unfamiliarity, strangeness; uniqueness, originality,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • newness — new ► ADJECTIVE 1) not existing before; made, introduced, or discovered recently or now for the first time. 2) not previously used or owned. 3) (often new to) seen, experienced, or acquired recently or now for the first time. 4) (new to/at)… …   English terms dictionary

  • newness — noun the quality of being new; the opposite of oldness • Ant: ↑oldness • Derivationally related forms: ↑new • Hypernyms: ↑age • Hyponyms: ↑brand newness, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • newness — noun see new I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • newness — See new. * * * …   Universalium

  • newness — Synonyms and related words: authenticity, contemporaneity, contemporaneousness, creativeness, creativity, freshness, historical present, innovation, inventiveness, modernity, nonimitation, novelty, now, nowadays, nowness, originality, our times,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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