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modern

mod·ern

modern

 
 
pronunciation:
ma drn
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, relating to, or characteristic of current or recent times.
the modern age
 
synonyms:
contemporary, current, present-day
antonyms:
ancient, dated, early, old, old-time, past, primitive
similar words:
extant, present
definition 2: of or pertaining to recent or advanced styles, thought, or technology.
a modern sound system
synonyms:
state-of-the-art, trendy, up-to-date
antonyms:
ancient, antique, conventional, dowdy, old-fashioned, old-time, out-of-date, outdated, traditional
similar words:
advanced, avant-garde, computerized, contemporary, fashionable, futuristic, innovative, latest, modish, new, newfangled, ultramodern
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who lives in modern times.
similar words:
contemporary
definition 2: one who has modern tastes or beliefs.
antonyms:
fogy
similar words:
avant-gardist, innovator, modernist
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derivation: modernity (n.)
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