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

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
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