antiquatedness


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an·ti·quat·ed

 (ăn′tĭ-kwā′tĭd)
adj.
1. Too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful; outmoded. See Synonyms at old.
2. Very old; aged: "They were always chippering and chatting to each other, like a pair of antiquated house-sparrows" (Harriet Beecher Stowe).

an′ti·quat′ed·ness n.
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Smiley's sanity, what some would label her antiquatedness, is displayed in her impatience with the postmodern "death-of-the-author" myth: "My purpose here is to avoid the dreary illusion of superiority that comes when critics and biographers purport to know a subject better than the subject knew himself.