- too old or worn for further work, service, etc.
- retired, esp. with a pension, because of old age or infirmity
- obsolete; old-fashioned; outdated
Origin of superannuated; from Medieval Latin superannuatus, past participle of superannuari, to be too old ; from Classical Latin super (see super-) + annus, year (see annual)
- Retired or ineffective because of advanced age: “Nothing is more tiresome than a superannuated pedagogue” (Henry Adams).
- Outmoded; obsolete: superannuated laws.
Origin of superannuatedFrom Medieval Latin superannuatus, over one year old : Latin super-, super- + Latin annus, year; see at- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more superannuated, superlative most superannuated)
- 2009, Larissa Dubecki, "Critic's view", The Age, 24 March 2009:
- To call the sexual politics of Ladette to Lady old-fashioned is an understatement. It's a horrifying revival of superannuated attitudes about women dressed up as an educational excursion into young womanhood that exploits its subjects by loading them up on alcohol when the cameras are rolling.
- 2010, Stuart Mann & Gordon Murray, Art of the Formula 1 Race Car, Motorbooks (2010), ISBN 9780760337318, page 14:
- The 158 was a delicate and not especially sure-handling device, but by now its engine had been modified to produce 250 horsepower, which gave it a decisive speed advantage over the superannuated old clunkers that were predominately arranged against it.
- Retired or discarded due to age.
- Simple past tense and past participle of superannuate.