outdated

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out·​dat·​ed | \ ˌau̇t-ˈdā-təd How to pronounce outdated (audio) \

Definition of outdated

: no longer current : outmoded

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Other Words from outdated

outdatedly adverb
outdatedness noun

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Lisa Watkins, 24, Tennessee HIV criminalization laws, especially in my state, Tennessee, are based on outdated information. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "What These 4 Young People Want You to Know About HIV," 10 Apr. 2019 Women complain about the outdated expectations of potential suitors. The Economist, "South Korea’s fertility rate is the lowest in the world," 28 June 2018 In one crowning legislative achievement, Udall ushered through Congress with scant opposition a modernization of outdated chemical safety regulations that were signed by President Barack Obama in 2016. Morgan Lee, The Seattle Times, "New Mexico senator, conservationist won’t run again in 2020," 25 Mar. 2019 For the revolutionaries, the war was an opportunity to overthrow the outdated class system put in place by the Spanish elite. Teen Vogue, "The Real History of Las Soldaderas, the Women Who Made the Mexican Revolution Possible," 12 Mar. 2019 The lead in the city’s outdated piping leaked into its portable water supply, leading to a deadly crisis that primarily impacts low-income residents, many of them Black. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "Without the Swimsuit Competition, Miss America Feels Different This Time Around," 10 Sep. 2018 California is undercounting hate crimes, according to a state audit released Thursday, because outdated policies have led law enforcement agencies to misidentify or fail to report incidents. Alexei Koseff, sacbee, "More hate crimes in California than police identified, state audit finds," 31 May 2018 The sheriff has been criticized for relying on an outdated Code Red system that requires opting in to alerts rather than a mass Amber Alert-style warning that pings nearly every cellphone, TV and radio in the area. Paul Elias, The Seattle Times, "Back-to-back crises boost California sheriff’s profile," 28 Nov. 2018 In the bailout years, many talented underwriters decamped AIG for rivals, some clients transferred profitable types of policies to other insurers, and AIG grappled with outdated computer systems that have forced large expenditures to upgrade. Leslie Scism, WSJ, "AIG’s Loss Narrows, But Catastrophe Claims Still Sting," 31 Oct. 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 How to pronounce outdated (audio) \

Kids Definition of outdated

: not modern or current They replaced their outdated machinery.

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