- Recent in origin: modern.
(Ref: Merriam-Webster Online, Word of the day, 20 May 2020)
Use it in a sentence
The new curator thought to herself, ‘This little museum is a sad and pathetic abomination. It’s a fusty, decrepit collection of crap that nobody cares about.’ There was no context, no connection. The exhibits were all static – there was nothing interactive. Those who wandered in looked as if they had done so entirely by accident, as though they’d taken a wrong turn and were not at all pleased about it. She watched them, saw them screw up their noses and look at each other in consternation. They shuffled up to each object reluctantly, peered at the information card and frowned. Some laughed out loud at the absurdity of it all, elbowing each other and then racing for the exit. No one bought the magnets or the novelty pencil toppers. The museum was in desperate need of a wholistic and neoteric overhaul, a totally new approach. She nodded thoughtfully, ‘I’ve got this. I’ve got ideas. I’m going to make this the best damn toilet museum South of the Equator.’ And she rolled up her sleeves and got to work.