Associations to the word «Modernism»


MODERNISM, noun. (uncountable) Modern or contemporary ideas, thought, practices, etc.
MODERNISM, noun. (countable) Anything that is characteristic of modernity.
MODERNISM, noun. Any of several styles of art, architecture, literature, philosophy, etc., that flourished in the 20th century.
MODERNISM, noun. A religious movement in the early 20th century that tried to reconcile Roman Catholic dogma with modern science and philosophy.

Dictionary definition

MODERNISM, noun. Genre of art and literature that makes a self-conscious break with previous genres.
MODERNISM, noun. The quality of being current or of the present; "a shopping mall would instill a spirit of modernity into this village".
MODERNISM, noun. Practices typical of contemporary life or thought.

Wise words

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.