Antonyms of noun modern

1 of 2 senses of modern

Sense 2
modern, modern font, Bodoni, Bodoni font -- (a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes)
       Antonym of old style (Sense 1)
      => old style, old style font -- (a typeface (based on an 18th century design) distinguished by irregularity and slanted ascender serifs and little contrast between light and heavy strokes)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun modern

2 senses of modern

Sense 1
modern -- (a contemporary person)
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

Sense 2
modern, modern font, Bodoni, Bodoni font -- (a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes)
       => proportional font -- (any font whose different characters have different widths)

Antonyms of adj modern

5 senses of modern

Sense 1
modern (vs. nonmodern) -- (belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages; "modern art"; "modern furniture"; "modern history"; "totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric")

nonmodern (vs. modern) -- (not modern; of or characteristic of an earlier time)
        => antebellum -- (belonging to a period before a war especially the American Civil War)
        => horse-and-buggy -- (relating to the time before automobiles (and other inventions) changed the way people lived in industrialized nations)
        => medieval, mediaeval, gothic -- (as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened; "a medieval attitude toward dating")
        => old-world -- (characteristic of former times especially in Europe; "an old-world cottage")
        => Victorian -- (typical of the moral standards or conduct of the age of Queen Victoria)

Sense 2
mod, modern, modernistic -- (relating to a recently developed fashion or style; "their offices are in a modern skyscraper"; "tables in modernistic designs";)

INDIRECT (VIA fashionable) -> unfashionable, unstylish -- (not in accord with or not following current fashion; "unfashionable clothes"; "melodrama of a now unfashionable kind")

Sense 3
modern -- (characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture)

INDIRECT (VIA nonclassical) -> classical, classic -- (of or relating to the most highly developed stage of an earlier civilisation and its culture; "classic Cinese pottery")

Sense 4
advanced, forward-looking, innovative, modern -- (ahead of the times; "the advanced teaching methods"; "had advanced views on the subject"; "a forward-looking corporation"; "is British industry innovative enough?")

INDIRECT (VIA progressive) -> regressive -- (opposing progress; returning to a former less advanced state)

Sense 5
Modern, New -- (used of a living language; being the current stage in its development; "Modern English"; "New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew")

INDIRECT (VIA middle, late) -> early -- (of an early stage in the development of a language or literature; "the Early Hebrew alphabetical script is that used mainly from the 11th to the 6th centuries B.C."; "Early Modern English is represented in documents printed from 1476 to 1700")
INDIRECT (VIA late, early) -> middle -- (of a stage in the development of a language or literature between earlier and later stages; "Middle English is the English language from about 1100 to 1500"; "Middle Gaelic")

Similarity of adj modern

5 senses of modern

Sense 1
modern (vs. nonmodern) -- (belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages; "modern art"; "modern furniture"; "modern history"; "totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric")
       => contemporary, modern-day -- (characteristic of the present; "contemporary trends in design"; "the role of computers in modern-day medicine")
       => neo -- ((used as a combining form) recent or new; "`neo' is a combining form in words like `neocolonialism'")
       => red-brick, redbrick -- (of or relating to British universities founded in the late 19th century or the 20th century)
       => ultramodern -- (extremely modern; "Dadism and ultramodern art")
       => moderne -- (of or relating to a popularization of art deco that used bright colors and rectangular shapes)
          Also See-> current#1; late#1; new#1

Sense 2
mod, modern, modernistic -- (relating to a recently developed fashion or style; "their offices are in a modern skyscraper"; "tables in modernistic designs";)
       => fashionable (vs. unfashionable), stylish -- (being or in accordance with current social fashions; "fashionable clothing"; "the fashionable side of town"; "a fashionable cafe")

Sense 3
modern -- (characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture)
       => nonclassical (vs. classical) -- (not classical)

Sense 4
advanced, forward-looking, innovative, modern -- (ahead of the times; "the advanced teaching methods"; "had advanced views on the subject"; "a forward-looking corporation"; "is British industry innovative enough?")
       => progressive (vs. regressive) -- (favoring or promoting progress; "progressive schools")

Sense 5
Modern, New -- (used of a living language; being the current stage in its development; "Modern English"; "New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew")
       => late (vs. early) (vs. middle) -- (of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages; "Late Greek")

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