outmoded


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out·mod·ed

 (out-mō′dĭd)
adj.
1. Not in fashion; unfashionable: outmoded attire; outmoded ideas.
2. No longer usable or practical; obsolete: outmoded computer technology.

outmoded

(ˌaʊtˈməʊdɪd)
adj
1. no longer fashionable or widely accepted
2. no longer practical or usable
ˌoutˈmodedly adv
ˌoutˈmodedness n

out•mod•ed

(ˌaʊtˈmoʊ dɪd)

adj.
1. no longer fashionable or stylish.
2. no longer acceptable or usable; obsolete.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.outmoded - out of fashionoutmoded - out of fashion; "a suit of rather antique appearance"; "demode (or outmoded) attire"; "outmoded ideas"
unfashionable, unstylish - not in accord with or not following current fashion; "unfashionable clothes"; "melodrama of a now unfashionable kind"

outmoded

outmoded

adjective
Translations

outmoded

[ˌaʊtˈməʊdɪd] adj [ideas, attitudes] → dépassé(e); [technology, equipment, industry] → dépassé(e)
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