outdated


outdated
[[t]a͟ʊtde͟ɪtɪd[/t]]
ADJ-GRADED
If you describe something as outdated, you mean that you think it is old-fashioned and no longer useful or relevant to modern life.

...outdated and inefficient factories.

...outdated attitudes...

Caryl Churchill's play about Romania is already outdated.

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  • outdated — UK US /ˌaʊtˈdeɪtɪd/ adjective ► old or old fashioned and therefore not as good or as useful as something more modern or more recent: outdated equipment/technology »The company is finding it hard to compete because of the outdated equipment it is… …   Financial and business terms

  • Outdated — Out*dat ed, a. Being out of date; antiquated; outmoded; unfashionable. [Obs.] Hammond. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • outdated — I adjective anachronistic, anachronous, ancient, antediluvian, antiquated, antique, archaic, behind the age, behind the times, bygone, dated, defunct, demode, discarded, disused, expired, extinct, fallen into desuetude, fallen into disuse,… …   Law dictionary

  • outdated — (adj.) also out dated, 1610s, grown obsolete, from OUT (Cf. out) + pp. of DATE (Cf. date) (v.1). Out of date is attested from 1620 …   Etymology dictionary

  • outdated — / out of date [adj] old fashioned anachronous, antiquated, antique, archaic, back number*, behind the times*, dated, démodé, dusty, has been*, moth eaten*, musty, not with it*, obsolete, old, old hat*, out, outmoded, out of style*, passé, square …   New thesaurus

  • outdated — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ obsolete …   English terms dictionary

  • outdated — [out΄dāt′id] adj. no longer current or popular; behind the times; antiquated …   English World dictionary

  • outdated — out|dat|ed [ˌautˈdeıtıd] adj 1.) if something is outdated, it is no longer considered useful or effective, because something more modern exists →↑old fashioned ▪ outdated teaching methods ▪ a factory with outdated equipment ▪ His writing style is …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • outdated — adjective 1 unsuitable for the modern world and no longer used much; old fashioned: outdated teaching methods | We reject outdated notions of national sovereignty. 2 a document that is outdated cannot be used because it is no longer effective: an …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • outdated — adjective a) Out of date, old fashioned, antiquated. His outdated word processing software could not read the files I sent. b) Out of date; not the latest one. Your version of the document is outdated. Syn: parachronistic, superse …   Wiktionary