out·​dat·​ed | \ ˌau̇t-ˈdā-təd How to pronounce outdated (audio) \

Definition of outdated

: no longer current : outmoded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Other Words from outdated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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The flap with the NFL over the outdated helmet that Brown wanted to wear, which followed the foot injuries sustained during cryotherapy, turned people off, too. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Turns out the right thing is to let Antonio Brown play … pending further review," 13 Sep. 2019 The septuagenarian former vice-president is increasingly coming across in the same mainstream outlets as outdated, forgetful and sloppy with the truth. The Economist, "A full-court press," 14 Sep. 2019 Newsom was sensitive to concerns that the bill would freeze in place outdated water pumping and fish conservation practices in the delta. Alexei Koseff, SFChronicle.com, "Newsom says he’ll veto environmental bill aimed at Trump’s rollbacks," 14 Sep. 2019 On the contrary, many classic books contain copious footnotes that make the content more accessible to a lay-reader (think of those Shakespeare collections with explanations for outdated terms). Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Every game should copy Death Stranding’s “Very Easy Mode”," 13 Sep. 2019 Much of the attention has been positive (who doesn’t love nostalgia?), but there’s been a fair amount of retroactive criticism, too — primarily about the show’s more outdated humor. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, "Please stop woke-testing Friends," 10 Sep. 2019 Investors Appeased For now, investors seem willing to wait a little longer to see if Victoria’s Secret can reverse a sales slump and revamp its outdated image. Jonathan Roeder, Fortune, "The Latest on Victoria’s Secret’s Search for a New Image," 10 Sep. 2019 Trump cited older and less authoritative information, which was based on outdated computer models and older graphics on wind speed. Seth Borenstein, The Denver Post, "NOAA scientist: Agency likely broke science integrity rules," 9 Sep. 2019 Trump cited older and less authoritative information, which was based on outdated computer models and older graphics on wind speed. Time, "NOAA Chief Scientist: Agency Broke 'Scientific Integrity' Rules Supporting Trump's Claim About Hurricane Dorian Hitting Alabama," 9 Sep. 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First Known Use of outdated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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