Definition of superannuated in English:


Line breaks: super|annu|ated
Pronunciation: /suːpəˈranjʊeɪtɪd
, ˈsjuː-/


  • 1(Of a post or employee) belonging to a superannuation scheme: she is not superannuated and has no paid holiday
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    • The council is holding its financial breath over the burgeoning black hole in the local authority's superannuated final salary pension scheme.
    • They are employees of the state sector who enjoy superannuated job security amidst an ocean of poverty.
    • Some superannuated blokes are still wearing the long hair of a 1970s pop or football star, even though their face resemble a wrinkled prune.
  • 2Outdated or obsolete through age or new developments: superannuated computing equipment a superannuated hippy
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    • People should use the internet to inform their purchasing rather than some superannuated arbitrary knees-up.
    • Hollywood is the graveyard for all the uprooted cultural artifacts of a superannuated tradition.
    • Mind you, the annals of British sportscasting contain many examples of superannuated pundits who soldier on well past their sell-by dates.
    old, old-fashioned, antiquated, out of date, outmoded, anachronistic, broken-down, outworn; obsolete, disused, fallen into disuse, no longer used, defunct, moribund
    informal clapped out

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