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Synonyms for obsolete
ˌɒb səˈlit, ˈɒb səˌlitob·so·lete

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Wiktionary1.5 / 4 votes

  1. obsoleteadjective

    no longer in use; gone into disuse; disused or neglected (often by preference for something newer, which replaces the subject).

    In several years, it is speculated that the Internet's speedy delivery of news worldwide will make newspapers obsolete.

    Synonyms:
    old-fashioned, neglected, ancient, antiquated, disused, antique, archaic, out of date, old

  2. obsoleteadjective

    Synonyms:
    abortive, obscure, rudimental

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. obsolete

    Some of the oldest or most ancient words are not obsolete, as father, mother, etc. A word is obsolete which has quite gone out of reputable use; a word is archaic which is falling out of reputable use, or, on the other hand, having been obsolete, is taken up tentatively by writers or speakers of influence, so that it may perhaps regain its position as a living word; a word is rare if there are few present instances of its reputable use. Compare OLD.

    See synonyms for NEW.

    Synonyms:
    ancient, antiquated, archaic, disused, obsolescent, old, out of date, rare

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. obsolete

    Synonyms:
    antiquated, past, effete, disused, archaic, old-fashioned

    Antonyms:
    fashionable, modern, current, customary, operative, extant

Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 5 votes

  1. disused, obsoleteadjective

    no longer in use

    "obsolete words"

    Synonyms:
    disused

    Antonyms:
    current

Editors Contribution5.0 / 1 vote

  1. passe

    having passed its time of use or usefulness

    Submitted by @Muskan on December 28, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. obsoleteadjective

    Synonyms:
    antiquated, disused, neglected, unfashionable, old-fashioned, out of date, fallen into desuetude

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. obsoleteadjective

    Synonyms:
    disused, archaic, antiquated, unfashionable, old-fashioned

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#371old
#758past
#2682rare
#3283ancient
#3910antique
#11608deprecated
#12297obsolete
#12662outdated
#13380obscure
#14587neglected
#25360stale
#29875archaic
#41863lapsed
#43515tattered
#49178antiquated
#54532dilapidated
#70253outmoded
#70951disused
#72180abortive
#79385anachronistic
#128612obsolescent
#146792effete
#289180obsoleta

How to use obsolete in a sentence?

  1. Richard Buckminster Fuller:

    Either war is obsolete or men are.

  2. Tristan Smith:

    Our analysis suggests we will see a disruptive and rapid change to align to a new zero carbon system, with fossil fuel aligned assets becoming obsolete or needing significant modification.

  3. Dr. Seuss, (as quoted in his obit in Time):

    ...adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.

  4. Kendra Armstrong:

    It’s absolutely ludicrous to make the term ‘Mother’ and ‘Father’ obsolete, quite frankly, the terms ‘Parent 1’ and ‘Parent 2’ seem more offensive than ‘Mother’ and ‘Father.’ It’s implying that one parent is the first parent and the other parent is secondary.

  5. President Trump:

    I said it was obsolete. It’s no longer obsolete.


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