- the state or quality of being modern
- pl. -·ties something modern
Modernity is the state of being current, or up with the times.
An example of something representing modernity is a smart phone.
The state or quality of being modern: “Warriors of the … tribe, imposing symbols of a nomadic culture … are caught between tradition and modernity” ( Sheila Rule )
- Scientists and physicians saw nudism not as a return to Eden (although this trope certainly occurred in nudist writing), but as a path forward to a shining new modernity in which science, rather than superstition, would lead the way.
- Italian designers such as Prada, Fendi, Gucci, and Dolce & Gabbana have been busy conceptualizing the world of fashion for decades with their adherence to severity, modernity, and loads of bold colors.
- Lace and Sheer: These styles are classic, yet have been thoroughly updated to offer your rooms a look that pays homage to the historical beauty of lace while maintaining a sense of modernity.
- Being that Liz Claiborne handbags are created with contemporary career-driven females in mind, an emphasis on simplicity, modernity, and refinement are key to the designs of these bags.
- As a youth, he rejected his heritage and his father's teachings, preferring the modernity of Starfleet, but his father's death brought him home to the tribe.