Definitions

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  • adj. Opposed to modernity or modernization
  • n. A person opposed to modernity or modernization

Etymologies

anti- +‎ modern (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Rousseau's "antimodern tunnel vision," Mr. Potter says, can be found in various modern forms: in the views of the American Transcendentalists of the 19th century and the counterculture heroes of the 1960s, for instance; or in such gloomy social critics as Al Gore and Prince Charles and alarmists like James Howard Kunstler.

    Why It's So Hard To Get Real

  • These antimodern voices, and others, represent what Mr. Potter calls "the authenticity hoax in full throat: a dopey nostalgia for a non-existent past, a one-sided suspicion of the modern world, and stagnant and reactionary politics masquerading as something personally meaningful and socially progressive."

    Why It's So Hard To Get Real

  • Military coups are unfashionable in European and wannabe European countries these days, so the military dictatorship weakens and the popular element — Islamic, antisemitic, antiKurdish, antidemocratic, antimodern — rises.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Let Turkey Have Gaza

  • The fervent hope for these anti-democratic, anti-Semitic, antimodern and anti-Western reactionaries would be to find Russia's future in its past.

    The Stakes For Them--And Us

  • Almost unbelievably, the federal government may block one of the disease's more promising therapies for no other reason than the Food and Drug Administration's obsolete, even antimodern, regulations and approval models.

    A Moral Test for the FDA

  • Almost unbelievably, the U.S. federal government may block one of the disease's more promising therapies for no other reason than the Food and Drug Administration's obsolete, even antimodern, regulations and approval models.

    A Moral Test for the FDA

  • Have the wines themselves kept their antimodern charm?

    Châteauneuf-du-Pape's Warm Side

  • SHIMIZU condemned prewar leftist intellectuals who later recalled their experience of conversion as testimonials of bad faith, since neither were their commitments as strong as they wished later witnesses to believe nor were the speculative modes of the Japanese people illuminated by conversion so intensely antimodern.

    Post-Anpo Apostasy

  • I got it half right: an antimodern pope, but from neither Africa nor Asia.

    I Need a New Shirt . . .

  • Therefore, if I were to place bets, I'd bet on yet another antimodern pope, this one arising from Africa or Asia, where Catholicism is growing, competing with Evangelicalism, and confronting Islam.

    The Last Anti-Modern Pope?

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