out·​mod·​ed ˌau̇t-ˈmō-dəd How to pronounce outmoded (audio)
: not being in style
: no longer acceptable, current, or usable
outmoded customs

Examples of outmoded in a Sentence

outmoded computers that can be recycled
Recent Examples on the Web The collectibility of modern analog cars, by many standards, probably found its high-water mark with the McLaren F1, which Gordon Murray has said was specifically designed to be a remarkable performer but not to lean heavily into technology that could be outmoded. Viju Mathew, Robb Report, 21 May 2024 When the story came out, politicians did indeed come under fire, not only for spending taxpayer dollars on an outmoded bunker but also for the very idea of saving Congress while ordinary citizens were left out in the cold. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 Apr. 2024 Leaving aside the outmoded notions of the first film (Why isn’t Arthur’s mom, Queen Atlanna, allowed to rule? Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times, 22 Dec. 2023 Many are fed up with outmoded holiday traditions and crushing family expectations. Christian Shepherd, Washington Post, 15 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for outmoded 

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of outmoded was in 1903

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“Outmoded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outmoded. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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out·​mod·​ed (ˈ)au̇t-ˈmōd-əd How to pronounce outmoded (audio)
: no longer acceptable, usable, or fashionable
outmoded beliefs

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