Associations to the word «Modernism»

Wiktionary

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

All our words from loose using have lost their edge.
Ernest Hemingway