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[mod-er-nis-tik] /ˌmɒd ərˈnɪs tɪk/
of or relating to modernism or modernists.
Origin of modernistic
1905-10; modern + -istic
Related forms
modernistically, adverb
antimodernistic, adjective
nonmodernistic, adjective
promodernistic, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for modernistic
  • End table lamps are modernistic, with blue bases and white shades.
  • Unfortunately, his style calcified into tricky panoplies of stock modernistic forms, more suited to punchy graphic art.
  • Nearby are modernistic silver serving pieces and other shipboard relics.
  • The three-story aluminum building, complete with skylights, received national recognition for its modernistic design.
  • The tunnel portals feature a striking modernistic style.
  • The variety of color and textures could create abstract modernistic patterns.
  • We have been led to believe that this was a committee designed to search for some modernistic panacea of government.
  • The photography is modernistic in tone, but always successfully so.
  • There are indeed paintings that would be called modernistic, futuristic and even unintelligible, but they do not predominate.
  • It has modernistic ideas in its architecture, with bronze, marble and sculptured plaster.
Word Origin and History for modernistic

1878, from modernist + -ic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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