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1. Marked with or displaying a date.
2. Old-fashioned; out-of-date.

dat′ed·ly adv.
dat′ed·ness n.
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in a dated or unfashionable manner
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Set in the fictional African "trouble-spot" country of Kambawe, the play's still relevant (if somewhat datedly framed) meditations on journalistic ethics and influence remain awkwardly at odds with the most crowd-pleasing aspect: A lone female figure, dripping with couture and bon mots and infidelity guilt, who seems to have parachuted in from some Graham Greene torrid zone as fine-polished by Noel Coward.