anti-modernist

adjective

an·​ti-mod·​ern·​ist
ˌan-tē-ˈmä-dər-nist,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-modernist (audio)
variants or less commonly antimodernist
: 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
anti-modernist noun
or less commonly antimodernist
The antimodernists prevailed, perhaps fortunately, given the deplorable standards of new French architecture. Gerald Clarke
anti-modernism noun
or less commonly antimodernism
ˌan-tē-ˈmä-dər-ni-zəm,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-modernist (audio)
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

Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-modernist was in 1859

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-modernist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-modernist. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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