from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not in fashion; unfashionable: outmoded attire; outmoded ideas.
- adj. No longer usable or practical; obsolete: outmoded machinery.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. unfashionable
- adj. obsolete
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of outmode.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. same as old-fashioned, a., 3.
- adj. Unacceptable because it is inferior to current standards, procedures, or technology.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. out of fashion
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Why do these theories of good study habits that are in outmoded persist?
We are trying to do more and better research with less support staff, in outmoded laboratories and depleted libraries.
Insisting that people should say data are, in spite of the fact that an American English speaker can’t use data are without sounding pretentious or outmoded, is stupid.
The United States has suggested setting numerical targets for capping current account surpluses and deficits, something Beijing has called outmoded central planning.
… described as outmoded "constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution" will look very sensible and relevant in the years ahead.
And isn't the idea of damsels in distress kind of outmoded anyway?
But lately the devotion has been viewed by many in as "outmoded" in the post-Vatican II Catholic world.
And now the pitch of Paulson before Congress was not to turn back and look at history but to demean it as being "outmoded" and not "modern", whatever that means.
What exactly are you limiting to being "outmoded"?
Apparently the lesson is being relearned today by those bent upon interpreting all tradition as some kind of outmoded constraint on personal freedom and who have been encouraging immature, personal whim.