Thursday, October 01, 2015

Word of the day: obsolescent

The word of the day is obsolescent:

  1. becoming obsolete; passing out of use, as a word: an obsolescent term.
  2. becoming outdated or outmoded, as machinery or weapons.
  3. Biology. gradually disappearing or imperfectly developed, as vestigial organs.
1755, from L. obsolescentum (nom. obsolescens), prp. of obsolescere "fall into disuse" (see obsolete). (

"I often write in my diary the obsolete poem of self
with my obsolescent pen and ink."

 - Stanley Moss, "The poem of self", 28 September 2015 The New Yorker (

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