Definition of superannuated in English:



  • 1(of a post or employee) belonging to a superannuation scheme.

    ‘she is not superannuated and has no paid holiday’
    • ‘Some superannuated blokes are still wearing the long hair of a 1970s pop or football star, even though their face resemble a wrinkled prune.’
    • ‘The superannuated may perhaps devote themselves to reflection and advice.’
    • ‘They are employees of the state sector who enjoy superannuated job security amidst an ocean of poverty.’
    • ‘A claim was made and accepted by Comcare at that time and, indeed, Ms Holt was superannuated out of the public service within 12 months.’
    • ‘The council is holding its financial breath over the burgeoning black hole in the local authority's superannuated final salary pension scheme.’
    • ‘I was invited to his evening assemblies which were, as I have stated before, frequented by superannuated women and men.’
    • ‘Now we can hope to solve the problem of the unemployed adult only by removing the adolescent and the superannuated from the labor market.’
    • ‘Underwood - a superannuated widower - has two daughters.’
    • ‘Tactfully, she suggested to the editors at OUP that they make the necessary emendation silently lest the shock of being faulted be too much for my superannuated frame.’
    • ‘It's incredible that someone who, these days, is undoubtedly more superannuated than itinerant can still sound this convincing.’
    • ‘I'm on the money train now and am looking forward to a modestly superannuated future.’
  • 2Outdated or obsolete through age or new developments.

    ‘superannuated computing equipment’
    ‘a superannuated hippy’
    • ‘The superannuated dames and amateur comedians of old are gone: in their place is a pacy and entertaining contemporary pantomime.’
    • ‘People should use the internet to inform their purchasing rather than some superannuated arbitrary knees-up.’
    • ‘I know that the economy of rural Ireland operates in a hermetically sealed way, oblivious to the world of Dublin and its superannuated airheads.’
    • ‘The new dormitory is smart, though furnished, bizarrely, with superannuated conservatory chairs donated by a nearby hotel.’
    • ‘I suspect this was originally part of a superannuated multimillion-dollar Qantas flight simulator.’
    • ‘Mind you, the annals of British sportscasting contain many examples of superannuated pundits who soldier on well past their sell-by dates.’
    • ‘A dull - eyed shop assistant feeds the card into a superannuated time-clock which has been through a retraining course.’
    • ‘His only job is as a superannuated marriage guidance counsellor to Blair and Brown.’
    • ‘Hollywood is the graveyard for all the uprooted cultural artifacts of a superannuated tradition.’
    • ‘He could have spared a world of superannuated history, science, or politics, to have reversed better in waltzing.’
    • ‘Superannuated anchorman Dan Rather plays the toast.’
    • ‘The fracturing isn't part of the willful formal fracturing that accompanies the superannuated term "experimental."’
    • ‘Without regressive evolution to prune the phenotype, all species would be encumbered by billion-year-long lists of superannuated traits.’
    • ‘I'M getting a bit fed up with superannuated pop stars flying over in their Learjets just to tell us to make less car journeys.’
    • ‘The PRC's combat aircraft are also superannuated, which exacerbates the problems of the PLAN.’
    • ‘However, workplace practices and the physical landscape of the cities have improved so much that the old fears of a modern visual wasteland are by now superannuated.’
    • ‘What is stopping these same artists - in their latest guises, solo, whatever - pulling their fingers out and delivering us new musical thrills to challenge the superannuated repertoire?’
    • ‘The putative author is indeed Cheeta, the superannuated chimpanzee star of just short of a dozen Tarzan movies and the sidekick of American beefcake Johnny Weissmuller.’
    • ‘Off I went, an overweight, superannuated jockey, knees hovering near my armpits.’
    • ‘Pirate radio was about to be superannuated by the BBC shake-up that would give rise to Radio One.’
    old, old-fashioned, antiquated, out of date, outmoded, anachronistic, broken-down, outworn
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