Definition of modernist in English:

modernist

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɒd(ə)nɪst
 
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noun

  • A believer in or supporter of modernism, especially in the arts: James Joyce and other 20th-century modernists
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    • Beck's art reflected the influence of classic modernists such as Kandinsky and Mondrian as well as the Abstract Expressionists.
    • But while all avant-gardists are modernists, not all modernists are avant-gardists.
    • Ideologically orthodox Communists were extreme modernists who believed in a centrally planned, technological society.

adjective

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  • Of or associated with modernism, especially in the arts: his early work explored all manner of modernist styles
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    • The image becomes abstract, but is evocative of specific styles of modernist painting.
    • These artists advocated a move away from modernist styles to a more straightforward naturalism.
    • She also wrote two books on ceramics and was an authority on Art Deco and modernist ceramics.

Derivatives

modernistic

Pronunciation: /-ˈnɪstɪk/
adjective
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  • But with the onset of the Depression, he saw modernistic commercial photography go out of fashion.
  • Team members made copious lists on large charts, which were impressive, modernistic art forms in vibrant script and colors.
  • Like so many fashionably modernistic productions, this one comes across as gimmicky, born of a desire to shock in order to shake up conventional morality.

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