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[ mo-dur-ni-tee, moh- ]


, plural mo·der·ni·ties.
  1. the quality of being modern.
  2. something modern.

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Other Words From

  • hyper·mo·derni·ty noun plural hypermodernities
  • unmo·derni·ty noun plural unmodernities

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Word History and Origins

Origin of modernity1

First recorded in 1620–30; modern + -ity

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Example Sentences

These films are also portraits of psyches fracturing in response to modernity — a natural evolution of the questions that ’50s horror asked of suburbia, and one that would only deepen in the coming years.

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The Blair Witch Project dealt with the notion that for all our modernity, individuals and groups could still be inexplicably lost and never found again — something the modern world was supposed to protect us from.

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In a turn away from modernity itself, many of the most popular films blended a mix of old-world and historical elements.

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For Thomas — who died in 1978 but lived long enough to go from what she called “horse and buggy times” to the 1969 moon landing — the rush of modernity demanded expression.

But, in a century in which the British monarchy faced a modernity that did not always accord easily with its traditions, he helped his Queen and wife become the monarch who defined a new era for her nation.

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The Wilderness Act—enacted to, essentially, protect our national forests and parks from modernity—turns 50 today.

He thinks they are larger problems of cultural modernity that go back at least 100 years.

The lesson of Victorian London is that modernity isn't built one luxury high-rise at a time.

He is a man of deep faith and brilliant intellect, with a healthy dose of modernity and realism.

That glosses with modernity the 19th century laissez fair case against economic and social justice.

And yet, unless my senses deceive me, the old centuries had, and have powers of their own which mere “modernity” cannot kill.

The city is strong in contrast from every aspect, modernity nudging and crowding antiquity.

Van B. There's an ingenuous modernity about our friend's historical speculations that is highly refreshing.

But why visit the sins of modernity upon an international language?

Then comes an objection to modernity of form, and some reasons for that objection that suggest a very interesting speculation.