Examples of passé in a Sentence
That style of music is now considered passé.
that literary style is a bit passé nowadays
Recent Examples of passé from the Web
Now, the universality of the material comes off as generic, banal and passe.
Their torrid second-half start ended the ambiguity of the Mariners’ status as either a buyer or seller (though Dipoto said that whole concept is passe nowadays).
Democrats, led by presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, declared their jobs passe.
There’s no real rhyme or reason for one ingredient to be popular while another is considered passe.
Running a profitable business is somewhat passe in Silicon Valley.
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Origin and Etymology of passé
First Known Use: 1775See Words from the same year
Synonymsantiquated, archaic, dated, démodé, demoded, fossilized, kaput (also kaputt), medieval (also mediaeval), moribund, mossy, moth-eaten, neolithic, Noachian, outdated, outmoded, out-of-date, outworn, obsolete, prehistoric (also prehistorical), rusty, Stone Age, superannuated
Related Wordsaging (or ageing), obsolescent; discarded, disused, inoperable, unusable, unworkable, useless; dead, defunct, expired, extinct, vanished; dormant, fallow, free, idle, inactive, inert, inoperative, latent; ancient, antediluvian, antique, dateless, fusty, musty, old; oldfangled, old-fashioned, old-time, retro, vintage; aged, age-old, hoary, venerable; atavistic, bygone, erstwhile, former, historic, historical, late, old-world, past
Near Antonymscontemporary, current, mod, modern, new, newfangled, new-fashioned, present-day, recent, ultramodern, up-to-date, up-to-the-minute; fresh; modernized, refurbished, remodeled, renewed; functional, operable, operational, workable; active, alive, busy, employed, functioning, operating, operative
PASSÉ Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of passé for English Language Learners
: no longer fashionable or popular
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