- modern practices, trends, ideas, etc., or sympathy with any of these
- an instance of this; a modern idiom, practice, or usage
- [oftenM-] any of several movements variously attempting to redefine Biblical and Christian dogma and traditional teachings in the light of modern science, historical research, etc.: condemned in the Roman Catholic Church in 1907 as a heresy
- [oftenM-] the early 20th-cent. movement or trend in which certain artists and writers, esp. those (as Joyce, T. S. Eliot, and Picasso) of the period between WWI and WWII, broke with established traditions and sought new modes of expression
Modernism is a technique, thought, discussion, creative work or genre of art and literature that breaks from the classical mold or that is considered cutting-edge.
An example of modernism is a technique in art that breaks from classical stylings.
- a. Modern thought, character, or practice.b. Sympathy with or conformity to modern ideas, practices, or standards.
- A peculiarity of usage or style, as of a word or phrase, that is characteristic of modern times.
- 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.
- often Modernism A Roman Catholic movement, officially condemned in 1907, that attempted to examine traditional belief according to contemporary philosophy, criticism, and historiography.
(countable and uncountable, plural modernisms)
- (uncountable) Modern or contemporary ideas, thought, practices, etc.
- (countable) Anything that is characteristic of modernity.
- any of several styles of art, architecture, literature, philosophy, etc., that flourished in the 20th century
- a religious movement in the early 20th century that tried to reconcile Roman Catholic dogma with modern science and philosophy
- While a matte white is the most common color, a dark, earthy neutral is also appropriate for a decor that straddles both modernism and minimalism.
- By the 1930s, however, modernism overtook the simplicity of the Mission style, and Art Deco became all the rage in interior design.
- Like most architectural periods, modernism is a term that straddles a large variety of interiors that evolved over several decades.
- - Unitarianism in the United States followed essentially the same development as in England, and passed through the stages of Arminianism, Arianism, anti-tritheism, to rationalism and a modernism based on a large-minded acceptance of the results of the comparative study of all religions.
- Euripides, as might be expected from his humanitarian cast of sentiment, and the " premature modernism " which has been remarked in him, rises above the ordinary feelings of his time in regard to the slaves.