Crossword clues for outmoded
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
outmoded \outmoded\ adj.
same as old-fashioned, a., 3.
Syn: antique, demode, old-fashioned, old-hat(predicate), out-of-date, out of fashion(predicate), out of style(predicate), passe, passee.
Unacceptable because it is inferior to current standards, procedures, or technology.
Syn: obsolete, outdated, out-of-date, superannuated, old-fashioned.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1 unfashionable 2 obsolete v
(en-past of: outmode)
Usage examples of "outmoded".
Rush, a champion of reform in education, thought Greek and Latin were outmoded and should be replaced with the study of modern languages, which Adams considered thoroughly wrongheaded.
As for the second and third generations, they knew of the Okie days only as history, and looked upon the hulk of the flying city that had brought their parents to New Earth as a fantastically clumsy and outmoded monster, much as the pilot of an ancient atmospheric liner might have regarded a still more ancient quinquireme in a museum.
Becker paid attention, the cat sprang up to his shoulder, lay against his neck and purred with a noise that rivaled that of the rustiest rattletrap engine of an outmoded junker ship.
She wore a slightly outmoded gown in heavy cranberry velvet and, like Cressida, she had put off her veiled hennin in favour of a more embroidered linen cap, from which her still fair hair curled at the front and sides.
But even those outmoded misconceptions, difficult as they are to correct, are not our only serious challenges, Mr.
On the walls were roughly made shelves, all filled to capacity with books, papers and apparently discarded equipment, amid it, Celia noticed, some outmoded retorts of a type she remembered from her own chemistry work nineteen years earlier.
A pretty child, with big, scared eyes, a tangle of brown hair, and a deplorably outmoded and ill-fitting gown.
I have heard that outmoded departments sometimes resist amalgamation or disbandment, and I have also heard that these disputes are increasing, and that the Department of Indigenous Affairs is training most of its apprentices to be soldiers.
Her feet, however, shod at the time in lumpy hiking shoes and a little later in my poor mama's chic, but outmoded high heels, which were scarcely becoming to her, gradually lost their childish redness and drollness in spite of the ill-fitting hand-me-downs they were forced into and gradually adapted themselves to modern shoe fashions of West German and even Italian origin.
Even so, they had rebuilt only about one-quarter of the ship’s main battery of lasers and had not even started on adaptin gCape of Good Hope ’s missiles to the outmoded missile launchers.
Working as pit-crewman to Grigmin's one-man airshow on a circuit of fifth-rate worlds had been the only job he and his partner, Chewbacca, had been able to get when they found they needed work, but Grigmin's unrelenting arrogance made the task of keeping his outmoded aircraft running nearly unbearable.
Working as pit-crewman to Grigmin's one-man airshow on a circuit of fifth-rate worlds had been the only job he and his partner, Chewbacca, had been able to get when they found they needed work, but Grigmin's unrelenting arrogance made the task of keeping his outmoded aircraft running nearly un-bearable.
Austen Heller, the outmoded reactionary who has suddenly turned art critic.
The older variety of black cotton became outmoded when green cotton could finally be cleaned in an efficient manner.
The employment of dozens of servants to carry trays and pour drinks is merely an outmoded tradition of conspicuous consumption, something which the Third Prophet enjoined us to abjure at all times.