Posted by TheFallen on March 25, 2003
In Reply to: Re: Fear change posted by Word Camel on March 25, 2003
: : : : : : Can anyone please tell me if there is a word which represents "fear change".
: : : : : : A freind of mine is so stuck in his ways and I need a this word to abuse him!
: : : : : : Thanks in advance.
: : : : : Fear of change or making changes - tropophobia. From "There's a Word for It! A Grandiloquent Guide to Life" by Charles Harrington Elster, Pocket Books, New York, 1996.
: : : : what about your friend being a "neophobe" (frightened of the new)?
: : : Thanks a lot...at last I have the ammo to destroy him! Many thanks.
: : There's also "mossback," "stick-in-the-mud," and "Republican."
: And don't forget the classic "reactionary". :)
If you want to get a little more abstruse, there's also diehard, recidivist and, if we're talking about the adoption of new technologies, Luddite.