Traditional vs Neotraditional - What's the difference?

traditional | neotraditional |


As adjectives the difference between traditional and neotraditional

is that traditional is of or pertaining to tradition; derived from tradition; communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only; transmitted from age to age without writing; as, traditional opinions; traditional customs; traditional expositions of the scriptures while neotraditional is presenting a new adaptation of something traditional.

traditional

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to tradition; derived from tradition; communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only; transmitted from age to age without writing; as, traditional opinions; traditional customs; traditional expositions of the Scriptures.
  • I think her traditional values are antiquated .
  • Observant of tradition; attached to old customs; old-fashioned.
  • In lieu of the name of the composer of a piece of music, whose real name is lost in the mists of time.
  • Antonyms

    * nontraditional, non-traditional * untraditional

    Derived terms

    * traditionally

    neotraditional

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Presenting a new adaptation of something traditional
  • *{{quote-news, 2009, January 9, The New York Times, Pop and Rock Listings, New York Times citation
  • , passage=Ricky Scaggs is also a virtuoso of sorts, playing both traditional and neotraditional bluegrass. }}

    Derived terms

    * neotraditionalist * neotraditionally