Definitions

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

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  • adjective In modern style.

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  • adjective relating to a recently developed fashion or style

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Examples

  • 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.

    An American Museum of Art

  • 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

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

    Should High School Girls Have To Take Gender Tests? - From Awearness

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

    Saints

  • 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

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

    Adventures on the Seas of Life

  • 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.

    Books of Shame and Guilt « Write Anything

  • 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

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

    Nature Writing « Write Anything

  • 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

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