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  1. modern.
  2. of or relating to modernism or modernists.
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Origin of modernistic

First recorded in 1905–10; modern + -istic
Related formsmod·ern·is·ti·cal·ly, adverban·ti·mod·ern·is·tic, adjectivenon·mod·ern·is·tic, adjectivepro·mod·ern·is·tic, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • He was among the first to sound the alarm about Loisy's heterodoxy and he wrote several books against the Modernistic errors.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921

    Thomas J. Campbell

  • The waiting room was furnished with modernistic wicker pieces.

  • This modernistic degenerate cult is simply the Bolshevist philosophy applied in art.

Word Origin and History for modernistic


1878, from modernist + -ic.

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