- gone out of style; no longer fashionable: outmoded styles.
- not acceptable by present standards; no longer usable; obsolete: outmoded dwellings; outmoded teaching methods.
Origin of outmoded
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1. unfashionable, dated, old-fashioned.
- to cause (something) to go out of style or become obsolete.
- to go out of style or become obsolete.
Origin of outmode
1900–05; perhaps from the phrase out of mode; compare French démoder
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Examples from the Web for outmoded
My view, as a reactionary, is that the movements are not outmoded.The Eyes Have It
March 5, 2013
But the real blow is its outmoded consumer and business travel business, says Daniel Gross.American Express Charges Backward, Laying Off 5,400
January 11, 2013
Stop players from whacking each other with outmoded equipment.Buzz Bissinger on the NFL’s No Good, Very Bad Season
January 2, 2013
Today, Beijing feels that many of those old systems are outmoded, putting China at a disadvantage.China Sided With Russia on Syria out of Defensiveness, Not Strength
February 8, 2012
If anything, privacy seems an outmoded concept to the Facebook-addicted generation.Murdoch’s News of the World Sins Exposed by Leveson Inquiry
November 28, 2011
The sentiment behind the card is as lovely and as true as ever, but the cards themselves are outmoded bottles for the new wine.Mince Pie<br><br>Author: Christopher Darlington Morley<br><br>Release Date: October 10, 2004 [eBook #13694]<br>
Christopher Darlington Morley
For to be outmoded is to be a classic, if one has written well.
If such things as these be outmoded, why was she so wildly popular?'
Its original promoters decided on its rather eccentric title with a symbolism now outmoded.Masques & Phases
Now that "dandies are outmoded" and everybody is "a philosopher," "they are philosophers."The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 1 (of 6)
Hippolyte A. Taine
- no longer fashionable or widely accepted
- no longer practical or usable
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Word Origin and History for outmoded
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