(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. contemporary; late, recent; up-to-date. See newness, present.Ant., old-fashioned.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Up to date]
Syn. current, new, up-to-date, latest, up-to-the-minute, stylish, modish, chic, smart, conforming, swank, late, recent, of the present, prevailing, prevalent, faddish, avant-garde, present-day, advanced, modernistic, streamlined, breaking with tradition, untraditional, new-fashioned, having the New look, contemporary, in vogue, in use, in the air, common, just out, state-of-the-art, space-age, ahead of its time, postmodern, with it*, in the swim*, newfangled*, sharp*, smooth*, mod*, cool*, now*, trendy*; see also fashionable , fresh 1 .
Ant. old-fashioned*, out-of-date, out-of-style.
2. [Having the comforts of modern life]
Syn. modernistic, modernized, renovated, functional, with modern conveniences, done over, having modern improvements, strictly modern; see also convenient 1 , improved 1 .
Ant. Victorian*, dilapidated, run down.
3. [Concerning recent times]
Syn. contemporary, contemporaneous, recent, concurrent, present-day, coincident, synchronous, twentieth-century, latter-day, mechanical, of the Machine Age, automated, of modern times, modernist; see also now 1 , present 1 .
Ant. old*, medieval, primordial.
See Synonym Study at new .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
contemporary, up-to-date, new, neo, now, current, today, *cutting edge, *leading edge, *mod, fresh, late, up-to-the-minute, *hot, fashionable, modish, trendy, *in, in vogue, progressive.
ANT.: out ofdate, outdated, old-fashioned, antiquated, ancient, antique, passe
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Of or relating to the present or times close to the present: latter-day, recent. See NEW, TIME. 2. Characteristic of recent times or informed of what is current: au courant, contemporary, current, mod, up-to-date, up-to-the-minute. See KNOWLEDGE, NEW. II noun A person of the present age: contemporary. See NEW, TIME.

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