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obsolete

ob·so·lete

obsolete

 
pronunciation:
ab s lit [or] ab s lit
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: no longer in use, as a word or expression, or a type of implement or equipment.
Many of the words used by Shakespeare have become obsolete and cannot be understood by the modern reader.The flintlock, used on early muskets and rifles, is now an obsolete mechanism.
synonyms:
archaic, defunct, disused
antonyms:
alive, current
similar words:
dead, extinct, fossilized, old, outmoded, passť, superannuated, worn-out
definition 2: no longer in style; outmoded.
Aren't those wide ties obsolete now?
synonyms:
old-fashioned, out-of-date, outdated, outmoded, unfashionable
antonyms:
current
similar words:
archaic, dated, extinct, old hat, out of date, passť, superannuated
derivations: obsoletely (adv.), obsoleteness (n.)
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