• Modern Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) A person of modern times; -- opposed to ancient.
- (a.) Of or pertaining to the present time, or time not long past; late; not ancient or remote in past time; of recent period; as, modern days, ages, or time; modern authors; modern fashions; modern taste; modern practice.
- (a.) New and common; trite; commonplace.
• Modernism Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) Modern practice; a thing of recent date; esp., a modern usage or mode of expression.
- (n.) Certain methods and tendencies which, in Biblical questions, apologetics, and the theory of dogma, in the endeavor to reconcile the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church with the conclusions of modern science, replace the authority of the church by purely subjective criteria; -- so called officially by Pope Pius X.