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Synonyms for modern
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. modern(noun)

    a contemporary person

    modern font

    old style font, old style, unstylish, regressive, classic, medieval, early, horse-and-buggy, gothic, middle, old-world, classical, Victorian, mediaeval, antebellum, unfashionable, nonmodern

  2. modern, modern font, Bodoni, Bodoni font(adj)

    a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes

    modern font

    old style, old style font, Victorian, regressive, early, horse-and-buggy, old-world, medieval, classic, gothic, mediaeval, unstylish, classical, nonmodern, middle, unfashionable, antebellum

  3. modern(adj)

    belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages

    "modern art"; "modern furniture"; "modern history"; "totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric"

    forward-looking, modernistic, advanced, mod, innovative

    old style, old style font, antebellum, gothic, horse-and-buggy, unfashionable, regressive, classic, mediaeval, nonmodern, early, unstylish, middle, old-world, Victorian, classical, medieval

  4. mod, modern, modernistic(adj)

    relating to a recently developed fashion or style

    "their offices are in a modern skyscraper"; "tables in modernistic designs";

    modernistic, advanced, mod, innovative, forward-looking

    old style font, old style, horse-and-buggy, gothic, nonmodern, old-world, unfashionable, regressive, medieval, unstylish, middle, antebellum, mediaeval, early, Victorian, classic, classical

  5. modern(adj)

    characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture

    forward-looking, modernistic, advanced, mod, innovative

    old style font, old style, unfashionable, early, classic, nonmodern, old-world, antebellum, mediaeval, medieval, regressive, classical, horse-and-buggy, unstylish, gothic, Victorian, middle

  6. advanced, forward-looking, innovative, modern(adj)

    ahead of the times

    "the advanced teaching methods"; "had advanced views on the subject"; "a forward-looking corporation"; "is British industry innovative enough?"

    sophisticated, innovative, advance(a), mod, advanced, modernistic, ripe, innovational, advanced(a), groundbreaking, forward-looking, in advance(p)

    old style font, old style, early, regressive, mediaeval, classical, old-world, gothic, medieval, unfashionable, middle, horse-and-buggy, Victorian, unstylish, nonmodern, classic, antebellum

  7. Modern, New(adj)

    used of a living language; being the current stage in its development

    "Modern English"; "New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew"

    newfangled, innovative, forward-looking, novel, mod, advanced, young, modernistic, raw, unexampled, new(a), fresh

    old style, old style font, mediaeval, early, Victorian, classic, middle, old-world, nonmodern, classical, horse-and-buggy, gothic, medieval, unstylish, regressive, antebellum, unfashionable


  1. modern(adjective)


    old, dated

  2. modern(adjective)

    Pertaining to the current time and style.


    old, dated

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. modern

    That which is new has lately come into existence, possession, or use; a new house is just built, or in a more general sense is one that has just come into the possession of the present owner or occupant. Modern denotes that which has begun to exist in the present age, and is still existing; recent denotes that which has come into existence within a comparatively brief period, and may or may not be existing still. Modern history pertains to any period since the middle ages; modern literature, modern architecture, etc., are not strikingly remote from the styles and types prevalent to-day. That which is late is somewhat removed from the present, but not far enough to be called old. That which is recent is not quite so sharply distinguished from the past as that which is new; recent publications range over a longer time than new books. That which is novel is either absolutely or relatively unprecedented in kind; a novel contrivance is one that has never before been known; a novel experience is one that has never before occurred to the same person; that which is new may be of a familiar or even of an ancient sort, as a new copy of an old book. Young and youthful are applied to that which has life; that which is young is possessed of a comparatively new existence as a living thing, possessing actual youth; that which is youthful manifests the attributes of youth. (Compare YOUTHFUL.) Fresh applies to that which has the characteristics of newness or youth, while capable of deterioration by lapse of time; that which is unworn, unspoiled, or unfaded; as, a fresh countenance, fresh eggs, fresh flowers. New is opposed to old, modern to ancient, recent to remote, young to old, aged, etc.

    See synonyms for OLD.

    fresh, juvenile, late, new, new-fangled, new-fashioned, new-made, novel, recent, upstart, young, youthful

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. modern

    present, existent, new, new-fangled, new-fashioned, recent, late, novel, later

    past, bygone, former, olden, ancient, old-fashioned, antiquated, obsolete

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. modern(a.)

    RECENT, late, new, novel, not ancient, not antique

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How to use modern in a sentence?

  1. Edith Sitwell:

    Vulgarity is, in reality, nothing but a modern, chic, pert descendant of the goddess Dullness.

  2. David Kopel:

    The Panthers' arms-carrying was often intended to be intimidating, that's one difference between the Panthers and modern open-carry activists. The latter are attempting to convey the message that they are harmless and peaceful.

  3. Robert Thompson:

    The TV appearances are the equivalent of what a whistle stop used to be, they still have to do that, but the modern whistle stop is The View and Fallon and Colbert, and you slowly build up, if nothing else, the base of people who know you.

  4. Drew Barrymore:

    [ I thought ] I want to be a modern weird Hepburn, Tracy, old Hollywood couple.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The outcome of modern democracies qualifies the counting of heads, not knowledge, and moral character; consequently, most decisions and choices, victimize itself as in such context and insight.

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