Pronunciation: (mod'ur-nist), [key]
1. a person who follows or favors modern ways, tendencies, etc.
2. a person who advocates the study of modern subjects in preference to ancient classics.
3. an adherent of modernism in theological questions.
of modernists or modernism.
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