Definitions

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  • adj. Having characteristics of past times; not modern.
  • n. One who is not modern.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. not modern; of or characteristic of an earlier time. Opposite of modern.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not modern; of or characteristic of an earlier time

Etymologies

non- +‎ modern (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In turn, this makes possible a more decisive break with modernity: "What the new archives, geographies, and practices of different historical cosmopolitanisms might reveal is precisely a cultural illogic for modernity that makes perfectly good nonmodern sense"

    Introduction

  • Going back to apply it to a nonwhite, nonmodern culture is inherently racist as well as inaccurate.

    MORE FROM GINNY BATES: CHRIS KASH-KASH

  • Or a baseline of less than 100 years of fiat money plus a few adventurous years earlier, but in nonmodern economies?

    This Changes Nothing, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • These are puzzling artifacts to be found with a nonmodern human species.

    Later On

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