part of speech: adjective

definition 1: having to do with the present or current times.

  • Modern appliances, such as washing machines and microwaves, make daily life easier.
  • We live in the modern age.

synonyms: contemporary, current

antonyms: ancient, dated, old, past

definition 2: of or having to do with the latest styles or ideas.

  • Our school just bought a modern sound system.

synonyms: up-to-date

antonyms: ancient, antique, conventional, old-fashioned, out-of-date, outdated, traditional

derivation: modernity (n.)