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Etymology edit

From antiquate +‎ -ed.[1]

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  • IPA(key): /ˈæntɪˌkweɪtɪd/
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antiquated (comparative more antiquated, superlative most antiquated)

  1. old-fashioned, out of date
    • 1918, Arthur Balfour, Response to Woodrow Wilsons Speech of 11 February 1918:
      Coming to the third proposition, von Hertling says, with justice, that the doctrine of the balance of power is a more or less antiquated doctrine.
    • 2022 November 16, Howard Johnston, “Network News: Haines: fares reform essential to reclaim lost revenue”, in RAIL, number 970, page 20:
      A root-and-branch reform of our antiquated passenger fares system is urgently needed if the rail industry is to fill the £2 billion annual black hole in its finances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Said of abstract concepts (such as doctrines, notions, ideas, principles, opinions, philosophies, methods, and words), but also of physical objects such as doors and maps.

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  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2024) “antiquated”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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