modernist definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, or relating to modernism.
  • noun:
    • A follower or proponent of modernism.
    • one that admires the moderns, or their particular means and fashions.
    • An advocate of this training of modern subjects, as modern languages, in preference to the old classics.
    • today's.
    • person who admires or likes whatever is modern-day; especially, an advocate of contemporary learning, or for the study of modern-day languages, ahead of the old.
    • one that keeps modern-day views; especially, a Roman Catholic which holds the views (modernism) condemned by Pius X. inside the encyclical released in 1907.
    • an artist which tends to make a deliberate break with previous styles

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