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[mod-er-nist] /ˈmɒd ər nɪst/
noun
1.
a person who follows or favors modern ways, tendencies, etc.
2.
a person who advocates the study of modern subjects in preference to ancient classics.
3.
an adherent of modernism in theological questions.
adjective
4.
of modernists or modernism.
Origin of modernist
1580-1590
1580-90; modern + -ist
Related forms
antimodernist, noun, adjective
hypermodernist, noun
promodernist, adjective, noun
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  • My guess is that it goes back to post-modernist philosophy in which there is no objective reality only perception.
  • Havens had hardly spoken before powerful modernist rebels declared their opposition.
  • Its modernist architecture attracted her, and she decided to cross-process her pictures.
  • But his demotion from the modernist canon has been prompted by moral disapproval as well.
  • The exhibition traces the modernist taste for clean lines and an industrial.
  • Bosses may stick a few modernist daubs on their boardroom walls.
  • Inevitably, its fine modernist headquarters have been converted to expensive loft-style housing.
  • By the time she was five, her father counted on her to offer presentations on modernist art.
  • It's a coin toss to determine which one was the first modernist pop singer.
  • To the post-modernist sensibility, literature is not the stimulus for theory but the consequence of it.
Word Origin and History for modernist
n.

1580s, "a modern person," from modern + -ist. Later, "a supporter of the modern" (as opposed to the classical), c.1700. As a follower of a movement in the arts (modernism), attested from 1927.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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