Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A modern.
  • noun One who admires or prefers that which is modern; especially, an advocate of modern learning, or of the study of modern languages, in preference to the ancient.
  • noun One who holds modern views; specifically, a Roman Catholic who holds the views (modernism) condemned by Pius X. in his encyclical issued in 1907.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who admires the moderns, or their ways and fashions.
  • noun An advocate of the teaching of modern subjects, as modern languages, in preference to the ancient classics.

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  • adjective Of, or relating to modernism.
  • noun A follower or proponent of modernism.

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  • noun an artist who makes a deliberate break with previous styles

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Examples

  • He said he also just wrote a 7,000-word essay for the journal Gastronomica explaining his use of the term "modernist."

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  • Nonetheless, The Secular City was popular in modernist Christian circles, until they moved on to the next demi-prophet

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  • Nonetheless, The Secular City was popular in modernist Christian circles, until they moved on to the next demi-prophet

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  • Nonetheless, The Secular City was popular in modernist Christian circles, until they moved on to the next demi-prophet

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  • But his most influential was to transform the way people looked at jazz, to transform the genre into a true modern art with all the complexities that can be found in modernist theater and painting.

    The Reinvention of Jazz

  • But his most influential was to transform the way people looked at jazz, to transform the genre into a true modern art with all the complexities that can be found in modernist theater and painting.

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  • The painting is the inaugural work of an outstanding exhibition at Berlin's German Historical Museum called "Cassandra: Visions of Catastrophe 1914-1945," which documents an uncanny prophetic streak in German modernist art.

    Visions of Apocalypse and Transcendence

  • It will surprise no one to learn that the New-Critical approach to poetry that still dominates our classroom practice enshrines certain modernist preferences as general laws.

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  • Such efforts at synthesis were paralleled by two other thrusts in Italian modernist circles.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • The name modernist then will be appropriate only when there is question of opposition to the certain teaching of ecclesiastical authority through a spirit of innovation.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

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