obsolete

[ˈɒbsəlˌiːt], [ˈɒbsəlˌiːt], [ˈɒ_b_s_ə_l_ˌiː_t]

Antonyms for obsolete:

fresh, Evolved, mod, new age, continuing, modern, modernistic, operable, current, ongoing, designer, functional, space age, extant, lasting, undying, recent, instant, contemporary, juvenile, newfangled, remodeled, hot, late, novel, employed, alive, up-to-the-minute, timeless, operative, present, forward, young, abiding, state of the art, functioning, new-fashioned, active, renewed, operating, ultramodern, workable, imperishable, upstart, operational, dateless, developed, refined, refurbished, new, enduring, perennial, red hot, up-to-date, modernized, present-day, youthful, perpetual, busy, new-made, ageless, improved, advanced, progressive, everlasting.


Definitions of obsolete:

  1.   Not very distinct; obscure; rudimental; imperfectly developed; abortive. – Newage Dictionary DB
  2.   Obsoleteness. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3.   Gone out of use: antiquated: ( zool.) obscure: rudimental. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4.   Gone out of use; disused; out of date; in bot., imperfectly developed or abortive- applied to the calyx when it is in the form of a rim; in zool., applied to a part or spot, or to some distinctive character scarcely discoverable. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   Gone out of use; antiquated. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6.   Gone out of use; as, obsolete firearms; no longer practiced or accepted; as, an obsolete custom; old. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7.   old; no longer in use or valid or fashionable; " obsolete words"; " an obsolete locomotive"; " outdated equipment"; " superannuated laws"; " out- of- date ideas" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8.   no longer in use; " obsolete words" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9.   Fallen out of use. – A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  10.   An obsolete word or expression. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11.   Wearing out or disappearing ; any character that is becoming less and less distinct in each succeeding generation. – A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  12.   No longer in use; gone into disuse; disused; neglected; as, an obsolete word; an obsolete statute; - applied chiefly to words, writings, or observances. – Newage Dictionary DB
  13.   Gone out of use; discarded; antiquated. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14.   To become obsolete; to go out of use. – Newage Dictionary DB
  15.   Gone into disuse; not fully developed; indistinct. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Quotes for obsolete:

  1. Happiness is obsolete uneconomic. – Theodor Adorno
  2. When certain branches of the economy become obsolete as in the case of the steel industry, not only do jobs disappear, which is obviously a terrible social hardship, but certain cultures also disappear. – Peter L. Berger
  3. In spite of advances in technology and changes in the economy, state government still operates on an obsolete 1970s model. We have a typewriter government in an Internet age. – Matt Blunt
  4. In this business it takes time to be really good- and by that time, you're obsolete – Cher
  5. Glorious as it had been, the city -state was obsolete – Robert A. Dahl
  6. Marriage is obsolete and a trap. – Catherine Deneuve
  7. When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course. – Peter Drucker
  8. Either war is obsolete or men are. – R. Buckminster Fuller
  9. For the most ambitious young people, the corporate ladder is obsolete – Paul Graham
  10. New technology is useful, but it's inefficient and ugly; it knows it'll be obsolete by lunchtime tomorrow, so it has no incentive to be anything else. – Tom Holt
  11. The nuclear weapon is obsolete I want to get rid of them all. – Charles Horner
  12. Nothing was more up -to -date when it was built, or is more obsolete today, than the railroad station. – Ada Louise Huxtable
  13. I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete – Ronald Reagan
  14. Nothing is so hideous as an obsolete fashion. – Stendhal
  15. That's why editors and publishers will never be obsolete a reader wants someone with taste and authority to point them in the direction of the good stuff, and to keep the awful stuff away from their door. – Walter Jon Williams

Usage examples for obsolete:

  1. Once more, however obsolete Cowper's belief, and the language in which he expresses it may have become for many of us, we must take it as his philosophy of life. ” – Cowper by Goldwin Smith
  2. At Ulm he threw up extensive outworks to strengthen that obsolete fortress, extended his lines to Memmingen far on the south, and trusted that the Muscovites would come up long before the French eagles hovered above the sources of the Danube. ” – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  3. These definitions are not wholly obsolete at the present day. ” – The Life of Lyman Trumbull by Horace White
  4. It would take more than an obsolete ghost or so to scare me away from what I like. ” – The Mayor's Wife by Anna Katherine Green
  5. Fate, divine justice, and all those other obsolete ideas have no longer the power to dominate even the imagination. ” – Life and Writings of Maurice Maeterlinck by Jethro Bithell
  6. “ " It left me also in the dark," replied Legrand, " for a few days; during which I made diligent inquiry, in the neighborhood of Sullivan's Island, for any building which went by the name of the 'Bishop's Hotel'; for, of course, I dropped the obsolete word 'hostel. ” – Selections From Poe by J. Montgomery Gambrill
  7. There are few things which are not more the necessity of one class of men than of another, or that while devotedly pursued by one nation are not despised across the frontier, or that do not become antiquated and obsolete in this century though considered essential in the last. ” – The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I by Marcus Dods
  8. The machinery, in the old phrase, of a poet becomes obsolete though when he used it, it had vitality enough to be a vehicle for his ideas. ” – English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century by Leslie Stephen
  9. “ I perceive more and more that I'm obsolete – Indian Summer by William D. Howells
  10. Now both of these vessels are training ships and obsolete so far as this war goes. ” – “Crumps”, The Plain Story of a Canadian Who Went by Louis Keene
  11. Old Spanish forms now obsolete or seldom used- Aqueste, etc. ” – Pitman's Commercial Spanish Grammar (2nd ed.) by C. A. Toledano
  12. It is obsolete Prefect of Rome!" ” – A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3) by Felix Dahn
  13. In other words, perhaps middle- class ideas of decent house- work are at last coming in, to fill the place left empty by the obsolete peasant ideas. ” – Change in the Village by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
  14. Not many years after 1750, in a wide circle of highly cultivated minds, which included the most vigorous of the burgher class, together with the noblest spirits among the nobility, the privileges which gave the nobles a position among the people, were considered as obsolete and the State ordinances which preserved them were regarded with coldness and contempt. ” – Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. I. by Gustav Freytag
  15. That system is now almost obsolete – The Faith of Islam by Edward Sell
  16. Much of that metal work was, of course, employed in connection with articles which modern conditions of life in Japan have rendered absolutely or almost entirely obsolete – The Empire of the East by H. B. Montgomery
  17. They were sitting in the room which the colonel, with innocent grandeur, called his library, surrounded with a few editions of English and Latin classics, flanked by rows of obsolete works largely relating to politics; and they were engaged in the unscholarly pastime of sipping whiskey and water. ” – True and Other Stories by George Parsons Lathrop
  18. The impeachment of cabinet ministers may be regarded, indeed, as obsolete – The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg
  19. Section 9; and Article V, section 5. 20. Is section 10 obsolete – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore

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