1. modernity

noun. ['mɑːˈdɝːnəti'] the quality of being current or of the present.


  • currentness
  • currency
  • modernism
  • modern
  • contemporaneity
  • up-to-dateness
  • modernness


  • current
  • pastness
  • futurity
  • noncurrent

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Words that Rhyme with Modernity

  • fraternity
  • eternity

Example sentences of the word modernity

1. Noun, singular or mass
The small country sports a sharp contrast between history and modernity, the rural and the urban.

Quotes containing the word modernity

1. Modernity is the transitory, the fugitive, the contingent, which make up one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immutable. This transitory fugitive element, which is constantly changing, must not be despised or neglected.
- Charles Baudelaire

2. Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable.
- Charles Baudelaire

3. The point of modernity is to live a life without illusions while not becoming disillusioned
- Antonio Gramsci