New words to live by: “obsolute”

It is the second weekend of the month and time again for a new word to live. This is a word or phrase not currently in use in the U.S. English lexicon, but should be considered. Other words, such as obsurd, crumpify, subsus, flib, congressed, and others, can be found by clicking on the tags below. The new word for February is obsolute. This is a combination of obsolete and absolute.

Obsolete, adj. has several variations of meanings, but in general means: no longer in general use or fallen into disuse or a discarded or outmoded type, even something out of date.

Absolute, adj. also has several variations of meanings ranging from free from imperfection, complete or perfect.
2. not mixed or adulterated, pure.
3. complete or outright, such as an absolute lie; an absolute denial.
4. free from restriction or limitation.
5. unrestrained or unlimited by a constitution, counterbalancing group, etc.

Obsolute, adj. something completely or thoroughly no longer in general use.
2. a pure, unadulterated discard.
3. a complete or outright outdated mode of thinking, believing, speaking, or reasoning.

Examples: Often something obsolute is still believed or held by a few. An obsolute religion, an obsolute lie. Creationism or Intelligent Design are examples of an obsolute idea. Belief that President Obama was born in Kenya is an obsolute lie. Belief that the earth is flat is an obsolute belief.

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