Antonyms for obsolete

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ob-suh-leet, ob-suh-leet
Phonetic Transcription : ˌɒb səˈlit, ˈɒb səˌlit

Definition of obsolete

Origin :
  • 1570s, from Latin obsoletus "grown old, worn out," past participle of obsolescere "fall into disuse," probably from ob "away" (see ob-) + an expanded form of solere "to be used to, be accustomed" (see insolent).
  • adj no longer in use, in vogue
Example sentences :
  • In this sense the word is obsolete; so is that kind of government.
  • Extract from : « The Devil's Dictionary » by Ambrose Bierce
  • If we used 'em all the time they wouldn't get obsolete, would they?
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown
  • Wheelwrighting is fast becoming an obsolete art in the North.
  • Extract from : « The American Missionary--Volume 39, No. 02, February, 1885 » by Various
  • Nothing can be obsolete that is of divine institution, your Eminence.
  • Extract from : « The Eternal City » by Hall Caine
  • Fortunately, this type was not used extensively, and the battery is obsolete.
  • Extract from : « The Automobile Storage Battery » by O. A. Witte
  • But woman as a human incubator and brooder is an 170 obsolete machine.
  • Extract from : « The Crimson Tide » by Robert W. Chambers
  • He pipeth, weary wretch and worn, A roundel shrill and obsolete.
  • Extract from : « Enamels and Cameos and other Poems » by Thophile Gautier
  • Vaginata: sheathed: an obsolete ordinal term for Coleoptera.
  • Extract from : « Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology » by John. B. Smith
  • This form of the past participle of the verb to light is now obsolete.
  • Extract from : « The Verbalist » by Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
  • I realize that this is all irregular, out of fashion, obsolete.
  • Extract from : « The Lure of the Mask » by Harold MacGrath

Synonyms for obsolete

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