Friday, December 26, 2003
superannuated adjective [soo-pur-AN-yoo-ay-tid] Discharged or disqualified on account of old age; retired from service, especially with a pension.
Definitions for superannuated
- Discharged or disqualified on account of old age; retired from service, especially with a pension.
- Old; no longer in use; no longer valid; outmoded.
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Citations for superannuated
Saddest of crackpot theories, said Dr. Bederson, "come from superannuated, formerly fine scientists who late in their careers get bored doing bread-and-butter stuff."
Jack affects a magicianly air as he limps around on a shepherd's staff and masks his essential sadism by couching his cruel remarks in the hushed oh-wow voice of a superannuated hippie.
Origin of superannuated
Superannuated derives from Medieval Latin superannuatus, "too old," from Latin super, "above, over" + annus, "year."