deprecated

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin deprecatus, past participle of deprecari (to pray against (a present or impending evil), pray for, intercede for (that which is in danger), rarely imprecate), from de (off) + precari (to pray).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɛp.ɹɪ.keɪ.təd/, /ˈdɛp.ɹə.keɪ.təd/

Verb[edit]

deprecated

  1. simple past tense and past participle of deprecate

Adjective[edit]

deprecated (comparative more deprecated, superlative most deprecated)

  1. Strongly disapproved of.
    • 1926, H. W. Fowler, A Dictionary of Modern English Usage, page 679:
      But much more to be deprecated than all the particular departures from idiom already mentioned is the growing notion that every monosyllabic adjective, if an adverb is to be made of it, must have a -ly clapped on. to it to proclaim the fact.
  2. Belittled; insulted
  3. (computing) Obsolescent; said of a construct in a computing language considered old, and planned to be phased out, but still available for use.
    • 2002, Steven E. Callihan, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) by Example
      Just because an element or attribute is deprecated doesn't mean that it can't be used on a webpage.
    • 1999. Raggett, Dave, et. al. HTML 4.01 Specification, Conformance: requirements and recommendations. W3C
      A deprecated element or attribute is one that has been outdated by newer constructs.

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