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superannuated

adjective

Simple Definition of superannuated

  • : old and therefore no longer very effective or useful

Full Definition of superannuated

  1. 1 :  outmoded, old-fashioned <superannuated slang> <superannuated planes>

  2. 2a :  incapacitated or disqualified for active duty by advanced ageb :  older than the typical member of a specified group <a superannuated graduate student>

Examples of superannuated

  1. <a periodical that insists on using largely superannuated terms like editress and aviatrix>



Origin of superannuated

Medieval Latin superannuatus, past participle of superannuari to be too old, from Latin super- + annus year — more at annual


First Known Use: circa 1633


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