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modernist

[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
1580-1590
1580-90; modern + -ist
Related forms
antimodernist, noun, adjective
hypermodernist, noun
promodernist, adjective, noun
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Word Origin and History for anti-modernist

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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