Definition of "superannuated" [superannuated]

  • (adjective) Retired or ineffective because of advanced age: "Nothing is more tiresome than a superannuated pedagogue” ( Henry Adams).
  • (adjective) Outmoded; obsolete: superannuated laws.

Use "superannuated" in a sentence

  • "The AARP, self-styled lobby for the superannuated, is trying to rally oldsters behind ObamaCare."
  • "There was a black barge, or some other kind of superannuated boat, not far off, high and dry on the ground, with an iron funnel sticking out of it for a chimney and smoking very cosily; but nothing else in the way of a habitation that was visible to me."
  • "On August 5, 1803, Alexander was pensioned as "superannuated" by the board, and retired on an allowance of £677 a year (Irish money), but continued to live in Dublin, until sometime before 1810, when he removed to Inveresk, Scotland."

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