modernistic


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

mod·ern·ism

 (mŏd′ər-nĭz′əm)
n.
1.
a. Modern thought, character, or practice.
b. Sympathy with or conformity to modern ideas, practices, or standards.
2. A peculiarity of usage or style, as of a word or phrase, that is characteristic of modern times.
3. often Modernism The deliberate departure from tradition and the use of innovative forms of expression that distinguish many styles in the arts and literature of the 1900s.
4. often Modernism A Roman Catholic movement, officially condemned in 1907, that attempted to examine traditional belief according to contemporary philosophy, criticism, and historiography.

mod′ern·ist n.
mod′ern·is′tic adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.modernistic - relating to a recently developed fashion or stylemodernistic - relating to a recently developed fashion or style; "their offices are in a modern skyscraper"; "tables in modernistic designs";
fashionable, stylish - being or in accordance with current social fashions; "fashionable clothing"; "the fashionable side of town"; "a fashionable cafe"
Translations

modernistic

[ˌmɒdəˈnɪstɪk] ADJmodernista

modernistic

References in periodicals archive ?
The modernistic amalgam of bevels and points and angles was a radical departure, and this new book tells the story of all the SG models that followed: the Junior, Special, Standard, Custom, and more There are interviews with and stories about Gibson personnel through the years, and all the major SG players, including Pete Townshend, Frank Zappa, Eric Clapton, Angus Young, George Harrison, Gary Rossington, Tony Iommi, and Derek Trucks.
Musman, who could design both the Scots baronial Berkeley Arms at Cranford and the streamlined modernistic Comet Inn at Hatfield--named after the 1934 record-breaking aeroplane (Fig.
Canvases of all sizes including traditional and modernistic miniature paintings, huge installations attracted a diverse audience at the gallery where the display would continue till May 10.
This modernistic actor's career will undoubtedly proceed to the next step of his career.
The 2 billion dollar project bears a modernistic resemblance to the Eiffel Tower in Paris and it's lower floors would be apartments and businesses, while upper levels would be used as a huge recycling plant including solar power, wind turbines and an air-cleaning and filtration system.
The modernistic building designed by architect Richard Meier is located at 41 Pinelawn Rd.
It is not hard for anyone who followed the trail of the modernism movement from when it emerges at the latter half of the 19th century to find just how quickly this contemporary (or modernistic, as preferred by some self-proclaimed purists) form of expression was latched onto by the groups of entrepreneurial academics from which sprang what can only be described as 'rating agencies of art', not unlike those other rating agencies that stamped AAAs on toxic rubbish from crooked bankers that caused the financial world to collapse around our ears.
Dramatic, modernistic showplace in the gated Sanderling Club on Siesta Key.
Police deployed in force and shut down traffic in the central esplanade of the modernistic capital of Brasilia ahead of Wednesday's marches.
Cuvaison's new label, introduced with the release of the 2011 Estate Chardonnay and 2011 Estate Pinot Noir, features a clean, modernistic logo, updated fonts and foil trim.
They've now been together for five years, specialising in a modernistic jazz sound that's open to external influences.
The other, Les Biches by Poulenc, portrayed flirtatious chatter and seductive thoughts in both neo-classic and modernistic styles.