modernistic modernistic adj. Conspicuously (sometimes outrageously) modern in style or appearance; as, shiny tables in modernistic design. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • modernistic — adjective In modern style. The modernistic architecture was both ugly and unfunctional, in spite of its futuristic appearance …   Wiktionary

  • modernistic — See modern, modernistic …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • modernistic — mod|ern|ist|ic [ˌmɔdəˈnıstık US ˌma:dər ] adj designed in a way that looks very modern and very different from previous styles ≠ ↑traditional ▪ a modernistic office building …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • modernistic — /mɒdəˈnɪstɪk/ (say moduh nistik) adjective 1. modern. 2. of or relating to modernism or modernists: a modernistic painting …   Australian English dictionary

  • modernistic — modernism ► NOUN 1) modern ideas, methods, or styles. 2) a movement in the arts or religion that aims to break with traditional forms or ideas. DERIVATIVES modernist noun & adjective modernistic adjective …   English terms dictionary

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