anti-modern

adjective

an·​ti-mod·​ern
ˌan-tē-ˈmä-dərn,
 nonstandard  -ˈmä-d(ə-)rən,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-modern (audio)
variants or less commonly antimodern
: opposed to modernism or to modern beliefs and practices
But clearly what disturbs Flores more is to discover these same anti-modern tendencies gaining ground on the secular left.Mark Lilla
… the common link among the various types of antimodern traditionalism.Jeffrey Stout

Examples of anti-modern in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His anti-modern ideology has become an instrument of soft power that is eagerly consumed by conservatives across the Orthodox world as well as by right-wing figures in Europe (such as Hungary’s Viktor Orbán). Robert F. Worth, The Atlantic, 10 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-modern was in 1834

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“Anti-modern.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-modern. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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