Definition of modernity in English:

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Pronunciation: /məˈdəːnɪti/


[mass noun]
1The quality or condition of being modern: an aura of technological modernity
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  • Here he fuses a romantic, even primitive, vision with a powerful sense of modernity.
  • Dynamic and cosmopolitan, Barcelona is an icon of modernity and design.
  • Islam is, in some ways, I think, at war with itself in terms of its root and its modernity.
contemporaneity, contemporaneousness, modernness, modernism, currency, freshness, novelty, fashionableness, vogue
informal trendiness, coolness, snazziness
1.1A modern way of thinking, working, etc.; contemporariness: Hobbes was the genius of modernity
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  • Even so, the two poles reject the analytical spirit of modernity, to which they oppose a synthetic approach.
  • This is not to argue that everything about modernity is rational or desirable.
  • There is no contradiction between faith and modernity and the two can, and indeed must, be reconciled.

Words that rhyme with modernity

confraternity, eternity, fraternity, maternity, paternity, taciturnity

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