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Synonyms for modern
ˈmɒd ərnmod·ern

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  1. modernadjective


    old, dated

  2. modernadjective

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. modernnoun

    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 fontadjective

    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. modernadjective

    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, modernisticadjective

    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. modernadjective

    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, modernadjective

    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, Newadjective

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. modernadjective

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

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  1. Doug Wead:

    This is the modern presidency and to win it, whether President Bush're President Bush or President Donald Trump, President Bush're going to have to learn how to win it by branding and by counter-punching.

  2. Daniel Field:

    It may have taken on the order of 100 years for the' fern spike' to begin, and about 1,000 years for forest communities to rebound, once forests were back, the ancestors of today's modern tree-dwelling birds could -- and did -- move into the trees. By a couple of millions of years after the asteroid impact, we have direct evidence of arboreal fossil birds.

  3. Chief Executive Gavin Patterson:

    We want to forge an ultrafast future for Britain and stand ready to help government deliver the broadband speeds necessary for every property to enjoy modern day internet services.

  4. Glenn Cutler:

    Cecil’s death empowered us to do a game where animals shoot at the poachers for a change, we have the animals shooting while flying through space for a reason. It has to do with drones and satellites. These modern technologies could track the animals and also track the poachers if they kill another Cecil.

  5. Alan Aguichev:

    We listed ourselves as modern European, modern Russian, the reason is because people just have a better understanding of what they’re eating.

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