out·​mode ˌau̇t-ˈmōd How to pronounce outmode (audio)
outmoded; outmoding

transitive verb

: to make unfashionable or obsolete

Examples of outmode in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But this legal form of pooling resources has some properties that, if rebooted, could make Web3 seem outmoded by comparison. John Wolpert, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2023 Just about everybody agrees that the compensation standards for writers — as well as actors and directors, whose unions will also hold contract talks this year — have been outmoded by the streaming revolution. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 28 Feb. 2023 But the quest to outmode these materials isn’t simply a question of animal rights. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 13 Oct. 2020 For the interruption of traditions that are old but never outmoded. Los Angeles Times, 1 Apr. 2020 Indeed, despite the $737 million taxpayer money and an additional $140 million from private investors, Crescent Dunes never reached the initial promises; the best-case scenarios were already outmoded by the 2015 opening. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 10 Jan. 2020 In this context, one of the defendants 6ix9ine was testifying against, Anthony (Harv) Ellison, emerges as a kind of tragic upholder of the old-fashioned, and perhaps now outmoded, gang ethics. Jon Caramanica, New York Times, 26 Sep. 2019 Instead, Sony went all in with one global deal, signaling that the joint deals Latin artists have made in the past may be outmoded for some artists. Leila Cobo, Billboard, 14 Nov. 2019 Certain kinds of hierarchies seem to many of us unfair, irrational, or outmoded. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, 3 Oct. 2019

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Word History


out (of) mode

First Known Use

1668, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outmode was in 1668

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“Outmode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outmode. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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