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Definition of "superannuated" [superannuated]

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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."