Origin of modern
Synonyms for modern
Examples from the Web for modernness
Historical Examples of modernness
This change and desecration, this inroad of modernness, merely completes its eternity.The Spirit of Rome
And what makes this exclusiveness the more repulsive is its modernness.The Sympathy of Religions
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Painted some thirty years later, it is interesting to see what it has gained in “modernness.”The Venetian School of Painting
Evelyn March Phillipps
But the third drawing in Fig. 18 is remarkable alike for the modernness both of the bow and the posture of the hand holding it.The Bow, Its History, Manufacture and Use
There is the same contrast between the antiquity of the events and the modernness of the characters.The English Stage
Word Origin for modern
c.1500, "now existing;" 1580s, "of or pertaining to present or recent times;" from Middle French moderne (15c.) and directly from Late Latin modernus "modern" (Priscian, Cassiodorus), from Latin modo "just now, in a (certain) manner," from modo (adv.) "to the measure," ablative of modus "manner, measure" (see mode (n.1)). Extended form modern-day attested from 1909.
In Shakespeare, often with a sense of "every-day, ordinary, commonplace." Slang abbreviation mod first attested 1960. Modern art is from 1807 (by contrast to ancient); modern dance first attested 1912; first record of modern jazz is from 1954. Modern conveniences first recorded 1926.
1580s, "person of the present time" (contrasted to ancient, from modern (adj.). From 1897 as "one who is up to date."