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  • adj. In modern style.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Conspicuously (sometimes outrageously) modern in style or appearance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to a recently developed fashion or style


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  • Since then the inadequate French exhibition of 1921, the Bellows Memorial Exhibition, and the recent "modernistic" decorators 'show have been the only events in the Metropolitan which might be called modern.

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  • Thanks too to Karen, David and Anna for contributing their thoughts on my musings on the literary availability of certain texts in our modernistic world.

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  • There is still a place for descriptive phrases which often the post modernistic author has lost.

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  • Such a shift in emphasis, as brief as it is, undoubtedly steers the story in a modernistic direction.

    Adventures on the Seas of Life

  • Esko is less worldly than Eliel was, more driven and passionate; his architectural style is more modernistic, more like the other great Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto.

    An Interview with Richard Rayner about Cloud Sketcher

  • Here, a small tribute group will wind its way through Scott's snaky multidecade back catalog, performing modernistic interpretations of his best-known works.

    Sonic Experiments And a Country Tonic

  • In reality, the Brotherhood's leadership made a very calculated decision that it preferred creating a new political front organization with a more vaguely modernistic sounding political platform and more appealing set of political slogans, rather than toss overboard its founding principles set forth in the Brotherhood's ultra-conservative Islamist 1928 founding charter and constitution.

    Amb. Marc Ginsberg: The Muslim Brotherhood's New Facelift

  • It is long past time for us to give up our modernistic dichotomies that only harm us.

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  • Large modernistic style murals on walls and arches dominate the interior décor.


  • Perhaps the modernistic style might be baptized, but much that made it distinctive, would be washed away in the progress.

    The Dangers of Architectural Positivism


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