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outmoded

[out-moh-did] /ˌaʊtˈmoʊ dɪd/
adjective
1.
gone out of style; no longer fashionable:
outmoded styles.
2.
not acceptable by present standards; no longer usable; obsolete:
outmoded dwellings; outmoded teaching methods.
Origin
see outmode, -ed2
Synonyms
1. unfashionable, dated, old-fashioned.

outmode

[out-mohd] /ˌaʊtˈmoʊd/
verb (used with object), outmoded, outmoding.
1.
to cause (something) to go out of style or become obsolete.
verb (used without object), outmoded, outmoding.
2.
to go out of style or become obsolete.
Origin
1900-05; perhaps from the phrase out of mode; compare French démoder
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Examples from the web for outmoded
  • It contains a mixture of modern and outmoded industry and agriculture, increasingly dominated by the private sector.
  • Other missions have replaced gyroscopes, which stabilize the craft, and swapped outmoded instruments with updated ones.
  • There's a good chance any proposal would be outmoded at some point in the future.
  • Nothing more than an archaic and outmoded way of thinking, that's what.
  • They had an unfortunate habit of scheming against one another, as well as against any artists whom they deemed outmoded.
  • The relationship is outmoded as it is currently configured.
  • Sometimes, too, a technology that seems outmoded in one part of the world makes sense in another.
  • It is clear that various educational devices have in the past been outmoded by social changes.
  • As complexities mount everywhere, no topic is more pressing than how our outmoded abilities and behaviors can be improved.
  • Many of their works are laughed at today as outmoded, but they are not obsolescent.
British Dictionary definitions for outmoded

outmoded

/ˌaʊtˈməʊdɪd/
adjective
1.
no longer fashionable or widely accepted
2.
no longer practical or usable
Derived Forms
outmodedly, adverb
outmodedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for outmoded
adj.

"no longer in fashion, out of date," 1894, from out + mode (q.v.); perhaps formed on model of French démoder.

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