Modernism vs Romanticism - What's the difference?

modernism | romanticism |

As a noun modernism

is (uncountable) modern or contemporary ideas, thought, practices, etc.

As a proper noun romanticism is

18th century artistic and intellectual movement which stressed emotion, freedom and individual imagination.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



  • (uncountable) Modern or contemporary ideas, thought, practices, etc.
  • (countable) Anything that is characteristic of modernity.
  • any of several styles of art, architecture, literature, philosophy, etc., that flourished in the 20th century
  • a religious movement in the early 20th century that tried to reconcile Roman Catholic dogma with modern science and philosophy
  • Derived terms

    * modernist * postmodernism English words suffixed with -ism ----




    (en noun)
  • A romantic quality, spirit or action