outdated

adjective
out·​dat·​ed | \ˌau̇t-ˈdā-təd \

Definition of outdated 

: no longer current : outmoded

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Other Words from outdated

outdatedly adverb
outdatedness noun

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Lastly, let’s pass legislation to finally abolish the Electoral College, the outdated system by which the states actually choose the President. Marie Claire, "Why Your Vote Is More Important This Year Than Ever Before," 16 Oct. 2018 Russian officials said Syria's outdated S-200 systems weren't sophisticated enough to identify the Russian plane as a friendly one. Nataliya Vasilyeva, Fox News, "Russia to send newer, S-300 missile defense systems to Syria," 24 Sep. 2018 The franchise, especially its older films, has been criticized for promoting outdated notions of femininity and damsel-in-distress narratives in which only a man can save the day. Erich Schwartzel, WSJ, "Beauty and the Backlash: Disney’s Modern Princess Problem," 17 Nov. 2018 For its violence, for its over-the-top patriotism for the what many on the left perceive to be outdated notions of manhood and for the militaries or culture there. Eric Johnson, Recode, "‘The NFL is like a drug lord and football is like crack,’ says ‘Big Game’ author Mark Leibovich," 10 Sep. 2018 But that’s an outdated notion: Travelers today find fresh, inventive, flavorful meals there — and many Irish towns are working to establish themselves as foodie destinations. Rick Steves' Europe, The Seattle Times, "In Ireland, a growing menu of culinary delights," 21 Aug. 2018 The company claims the tool is outdated and wasn’t popular. Barbara Ortutay, USA TODAY, "Facebook to cut 'trending' news section, source of conservative backlash," 1 June 2018 One thing to note about these officials is that none of them are known to have had any role in the Mueller probe after the summer of 2017, so any information released in these texts will be somewhat outdated. Andrew Prokop, Vox, "President Trump just seriously escalated his efforts to interfere with Mueller’s probe," 17 Sep. 2018 Tuneups are kind of outdated these days because this computer system self-corrects the fuel mixture and ignition at every crankshaft revolution. Michael Austin, Popular Mechanics, "What Your Check Engine Light Means and What To Do About It," 31 July 2018

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First Known Use of outdated

1616, in the meaning defined above

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outdated

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of outdated

: no longer useful or acceptable : not modern or current

outdated

adjective
out·​dat·​ed | \au̇t-ˈdā-təd \

Kids Definition of outdated

: not modern or current They replaced their outdated machinery.

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