American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Retired or ineffective because of advanced age: "Nothing is more tiresome than a superannuated pedagogue” ( Henry Adams).
- adj. Outmoded; obsolete: superannuated laws.
- adj. Obsolete, antiquated.
- adj. Retired or discarded due to age.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of superannuate.
- adj. too old to be useful
- adj. old; no longer valid or fashionable
- From the Latin superannuatus ("more than one year old"), from super ("over") (English super-) + annus ("year") (English annual). (Wiktionary)
- From Medieval Latin superannuātus, over one year old : Latin super-, super- + Latin annus, year; see at- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The AARP, self-styled lobby for the superannuated, is trying to rally oldsters behind ObamaCare.”
“On August 5, 1803, Alexander was pensioned as "superannuated" by the board, and retired on an allowance of £677 a year (Irish money), but continued to live in Dublin, until sometime before 1810, when he removed to Inveresk, Scotland.”
“Could His poor, feeble, "superannuated" old servant ever speak the message that needed to be spoken that night?”
“ Mordaunt Ricketts was Resident at Lucknow between 1821 and 1830, when he was 'superannuated' owing to financial scandals, for the details of which see Sir G. Trevelyan, _Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay_, cap.”
“There was a black barge, or some other kind of superannuated boat, not far off, high and dry on the ground, with an iron funnel sticking out of it for a chimney and smoking very cosily; but nothing else in the way of a habitation that was visible to me.”
“Your wife, what is she?" said Sarcus the rich, one day, when unable to digest the fatal word "superannuated," applied to a piece of furniture he had just bought at a bargain.”
“They are very politick, in waging, and carrying on their, War, first by advising with all the ancient Men of Conduct and Reason, that belong to their Nation; such as superannuated War-Captains, and those that have been Counsellors for many Years, and whose Advice has commonly succeeded very well.”
A New Voyage to Carolina; Containing the Exact Description and Natural History of That Country: Together with the Present State Thereof. And A Journal of a Thousand Miles, Travel'd Thro' Several Nations of Indians. Giving a Particular Account of Their Customs, Manners, &c.
“It's not about nine superannuated judges who have been there too long, imposing these demands on society.”
“The personalities jump off the page, none more so than Louis XIV, whose superannuated yearning for his second and secret wife, Madame de Maintenon, cannot fail to raise a chuckle.”
“John L CrawleySkipton, North Yorkshire• So-called "stellar dons", some of them superannuated, the remainder now to be drawing top salaries from several institutions, will exploit the resources of the University of London for their private enrichment.”
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