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The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others.
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English

Etymology

Middle French moderne, Late Latin modernus; from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] modo "just now", originally ablative of modus "measure"; hence, by measure, "just now". Seemode.

Pronunciation

Adjective

modern (not comparable)

Positive
modern

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Pertaining to the current time and style.

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Translations

Noun

Singular
modern

Plural
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modern ({{{1}}})
  1. Someone who lives in modern times.
    • 1956: Even though we moderns can never crawl inside the skin of the ancient and think and feel as he did..., we must as historians make the attempt. — John Albert Wilson, The Culture of Ancient Egypt, p. 144.

References


German

Etymology 1

Adjective

modern (comparative moderner, superlative am modernsten)

  1. modern

Etymology 2

Verb

modern [[Category:Template:lang:de verbs|modern]]

  1. to rot, to molder

Swedish

Pronunciation

Adjective

Inflections of
modern
Absolute Comparative Superlative
Attributive Predicative
Indefinite
singular
Common modern modernare modernast
Neuter modernt
Definite
singular
Masc. moderne modernaste
All moderna modernaste
Plural moderna modernaste

modern

  1. Modern; pertain to current style.

Noun

modern

  1. Definite form singular of moder.

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