anti-modernist

adjective
an·​ti-mod·​ern·​ist | \ˌan-tē-ˈmä-dər-nist, ˌan-tī-\
variants: or less commonly antimodernist

Definition of anti-modernist 

: opposed to the values of modernism or modernity … mixture of nativist ideology, anti-modernist sentiment, political isolationism, and frankly stated racialism …— Hilton Kramer Prohibition, like nativism and antisemitism, tapped into deeply rooted antimodernist trends in American life; it attempted to turn back the cultural clock …— Jonathan D. Sarna

Other Words from anti-modernist

anti-modernist or less commonly antimodernist noun
The antimodernists prevailed, perhaps fortunately, given the deplorable standards of new French architecture. — Gerald Clarke
anti-modernism or less commonly antimodernism \ ˌan-​tē-​ˈmä-​dər-​ni-​zəm , ˌan-​tī-​ \ noun
This left-wing anti-modernism is interesting or not, depending on your point of view. — Stephen Holmes Rather than assume the postmodern position, he has been willing to take up a very sophisticated stance of antimodernism. — Thomas Bender

First Known Use of anti-modernist

1908, in the meaning defined above

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