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

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  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.

    old-fashioned, neglected, ancient, antiquated, disused, antique, archaic, out of date, old

  2. obsoleteadjective

    abortive, obscure, rudimental

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 A word is obsolete which has quite gone out of reputable use; a word is archaic which is falling out of reputable use, or, on the other hand, having been obsolete, is taken up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.

    ancient, antiquated, archaic, disused, obsolescent, old, out of date, rare

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. obsolete

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

    fashionable, modern, current, customary, operative, extant

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disused, obsoleteadjective

    no longer in use

    "obsolete words"



Editors Contribution

  1. passe

    having passed its time of use or usefulness

    Submitted by @Muskan on December 28, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. obsoleteadjective

    antiquated, disused, neglected, unfashionable, old-fashioned, out of date, fallen into desuetude

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. obsoleteadjective

    disused, archaic, antiquated, unfashionable, old-fashioned

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  1. Andrew McAfee:

    A car is the second-biggest investment you will ever make, so you do not want to buy something obsolete.

  2. Hendrith Smith:

    The way we license people and register vehicles will become obsolete soon. We will need to design a new system that is based on autonomous tech, safer cars and more streamlined infrastructure.

  3. Stendhal:

    Nothing is so hideous as an obsolete fashion.

  4. Henry J. Tillman:

    The saying Getting there is half the fun became obsolete with the advent of commercial airlines.

  5. Coverage Trump:

    It's obsolete, we're not getting the benefits that we should be getting for the money. We're carrying a lot of countries. … What I said was exactly right. … I think NATO has to be readjusted.

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