obsolete v. old-fashioned

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Are obsolete words and old-fashioned words the same concepts? Is obsolete=old-fashioned here?

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Obsolete means "no longer used or understood". Old-fashioned means "not used much anymore but readily understood".
 

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"Obsolete" doesn't mean "dead". In the definition 1b, "obsolete" means "no longer current" which is also the meaning of "old-fashioned" however the two are not interchangeable in your example.
 
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