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Dated vs. Retro — What's the Difference?

Dated vs. Retro — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Dated and Retro

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Dated

Marked with or displaying a date.
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Retro

Retroactive
Retro pay.
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Dated

Old-fashioned; out-of-date.
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Retro

Involving, relating to, or reminiscent of an earlier time; retrospective
"As is often the case in retro fashion, historical accuracy is somewhat beside the point" (New York Times).
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Dated

Marked with a date.
The first dated entry in the diary was from October 1922.
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Retro

Fashion or style, as in music, reminiscent of an earlier time.
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Dated

Outdated.
"Omnibus" is a dated term for a bus.
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Retro

Of, or relating to, the past, past times, or the way things were.
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Dated

Anachronistic; being obviously inappropriate for its present context.
Calling a happy person gay seems awfully dated nowadays; people will assume you mean something else.
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Retro

Affecting things past; retroactive, ex post facto.
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Dated

No longer fashionable. en
Slang can become dated very quickly.
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Retro

(uncountable) Past fashions or trends.
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Dated

(obsolete) Alotted a span of days.
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Retro

(countable) retrorocket
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Dated

Simple past tense and past participle of date
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Retro

(countable) retrospective
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Dated

Marked by features of the immediate and usually discounted past.
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Retro

A fashion reminiscent of the past
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Dated

Bearing a date; as, dated and stamped documents.
Jan 24, 2022

Retro

Affecting things past;
Retroactive tax increase
An ex-post-facto law
Retro pay
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Dated

Marked by features of the immediate and usually discounted past
Jan 24, 2022

Dated

Bearing a date;
Dated and stamped documents
Jan 24, 2022

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