modern character, tendencies, or values; adherence to or sympathy with what is modern.
a modern usage or characteristic.
(initial capital letter) Theology.
the movement in Roman Catholic thought that sought to interpret the teachings of the Church in the light of philosophic and scientific conceptions prevalent in the late 19th and early 20th centuries: condemned by Pope Pius X in 1907.
the liberal theological tendency in Protestantism in the 20th century.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a deliberate philosophical and practical estrangement or divergence from the past in the arts and literature occurring especially in the course of the 20th century and taking form in any of various innovative movements and styles.
modern tendencies, characteristics, thoughts, etc, or the support of these
something typical of contemporary life or thought
a 20th-century divergence in the arts from previous traditions, esp in architecture See International Style
(capital) (RC Church) the movement at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries that sought to adapt doctrine to the supposed requirements of modern thought
1737, “deviation from the ancient and classical manner” [Johnson, who calls it “a word invented by Swift”], from modern + -ism. From 1830 as “modern ways and styles.” Used in theology since 1901. As a movement in the arts (away from classical or traditional modes), from 1929.
the principles of monarchy. advocacy of rule. adjective opposed to a monarchy noun a person who is opposed to a monarchy n. from French monarchisme, from monarchie (see monarchy).
a salt containing pentavalent and oxygen, as , KSb(OH) 6 .
a state or nation in which the supreme power is actually or nominally lodged in a monarch. Compare , . supreme power or sovereignty held by a single person. Contemporary Examples Finally, even those with the ear of the British monarchy have benefited from life in Londongrad. Britain’s KGB Sugar Daddy Michael Weiss March 6, […]
a brittle, lustrous, white metallic element occurring in nature free or combined, used chiefly in alloys and in compounds in medicine. Symbol: Sb; atomic number: 51; atomic weight: 121.75. Historical Examples antimonial wine, from half a teaspoonful to a dessertspoonful, is much preferable to tartar emetic and calomel. The Dog Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson To […]