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.
antonyms: ancient, antique, conventional, old-fashioned, out-of-date, outdated, traditional
derivation: modernity (n.)