Superannuated Definition

Too old or worn for further work, service, etc.
Webster's New World
Retired, esp. with a pension, because of old age or infirmity.
Webster's New World
Obsolete; old-fashioned; outdated.
Webster's New World
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.

Simple past tense and past participle of superannuate.


Origin of Superannuated

  • From the Latin superannuatus (“more than one year old"), from super (“over") (English super-) + annus (“year") (English annual).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Medieval Latin superannuātus over one year old Latin super- super- Latin annus year at- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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