out·​dat·​ed | \ ˌau̇t-ˈdā-təd How to pronounce outdated (audio) \

Definition of outdated

: no longer current : outmoded

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outdatedly adverb
outdatedness noun

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Besides, some feel that the Nobel committee’s demands for empirical proof look increasingly outdated. Philip Ball, Scientific American, "Supergravity Snags Super Award: $3-Million Special Breakthrough Prize," 6 Aug. 2019 To those who study cities for a living, Trump’s words seem outdated, a relic of a period in the 1980s and early 1990s when urban America appeared to be in terminal decline. Washington Post, "Trump says cities are ‘a mess.’ They’re actually enjoying a golden age.," 4 Aug. 2019 Cummings isn't afraid to take women to task for their outdated behavior, either. Emma Grey Ellis, WIRED, "Whitney Cummings—and Her Sex Robot—Take on Modern Womanhood," 31 July 2019 The outdated funding caps established by the Balanced Budget Act now threaten to exacerbate the crisis. Kunal Sindhu, Quartz, "The US is on the verge of a devastating, but avoidable doctor shortage," 30 July 2019 Two city officials say an Alabama animal shelter's outdated equipment allowed two pit bulls to fatally maul 29 cats. CBS News, "Pit bulls kill 29 cats at Alabama shelter: "These dogs just went on a rampage"," 27 July 2019 But the state still plans to use the current machines for special and municipal elections this year and the plaintiffs fear the outdated machines will also be used in 2020 if a new system isn't implemented in time. Kate Brumback, Anchorage Daily News, "Georgia election officials accused of destroying evidence," 26 July 2019 With outdated units and rents 15 percent below market, the new owner tentatively plans to spend about $1.5 million on renovations. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Real estate transactions: St. Jude Candle Co. expands to additional warehouse," 26 July 2019 Somehow, the 1960s variety-show stylings seem more outdated than the 16th century silliness of Shakespeare. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "A funny, slapstick ‘Merry Wives of Windsor’ from Capital Classics," 15 July 2019

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First Known Use of outdated

1616, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of outdated

: no longer useful or acceptable : not modern or current


out·​dat·​ed | \ au̇t-ˈdā-təd How to pronounce outdated (audio) \

Kids Definition of outdated

: not modern or current They replaced their outdated machinery.

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