adjective Date: 1903 1. not being in style 2. no longer acceptable, current, or usable <
outmoded customs

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  • outmoded — adj. 1. same as {old fashioned}, a., 3. Syn: antique, demode, old fashioned[3], old hat(predicate), out of date, out of fashion(predicate), out of style(predicate), passe, passee. [WordNet 1.5] 2. Unacceptable because it is inferior to current… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • outmoded — I adjective anachronistic, anachronous, ancient, antediluvian, antiquated, antique, archaic, behind the age, behind the times, bygone, dated, demoded, desuete, disapproved, discarded, disused, expired, extinct, fallen into desuetude, fallen into… …   Law dictionary

  • outmoded — (adj.) no longer in fashion, out of date, 1903, from OUT (Cf. out) + MODE (Cf. mode) (q.v.); perhaps formed on model of Fr. démoder …   Etymology dictionary

  • outmoded — [adj] obsolete, old fashioned anachronistic, antediluvian, antiquated, antique, archaic, behind the times*, bent, bygone, dated, dead, démodé, dinosaur*, disused, extinct, fossilized, has been*, horse and buggy*, moldy*, moth eaten*, musty*,… …   New thesaurus

  • outmoded — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ old fashioned …   English terms dictionary

  • outmoded — [out΄mōd′id] adj. no longer in fashion or accepted; obsolete …   English World dictionary

  • outmoded — [[t]a͟ʊtmo͟ʊdɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe something as outmoded, you mean that you think it is old fashioned and no longer useful or relevant to modern life. Romania badly needs aid to modernise its outmoded industries... What hope is there …   English dictionary

  • outmoded — /owt moh did/, adj. 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. [see OUTMODE, ED2] Syn. 1. unfashionable, dated,… …   Universalium

  • outmoded — adjective unfashionable His pipe was as outmoded as his ideas …   Wiktionary

  • outmoded — out|mod|ed [autˈməudıd US ˈmou ] adj no longer fashionable or useful = ↑outdated ▪ outmoded ideas …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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