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modernist

[ mod-er-nist ]
/ ˈmɒd ər nɪst /
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noun

a person who follows or favors modern ways, tendencies, etc.
a person who advocates the study of modern subjects in preference to ancient classics.
an adherent of modernism in theological questions.

adjective

of modernists or modernism.

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Origin of modernist

First recorded in 1580–90; modern + -ist
an·ti·mod·ern·ist, noun, adjectivehy·per·mod·ern·ist, nounpro·mod·ern·ist, adjective, noun
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