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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Stopping the use of; disuse.

Usage examples (32)
  • This old house had wasted -- more from desuetude than it would have wasted from use, twenty years for one.
  • But when Trent rolled around the practice was already in desuetude, and only one lonely instance was somewhat doubtfully recorded of Vatican I.
  • Toasts have also fallen into "desuetude" at private dinners.
  • Some of these ancient usages have fallen into desuetude. for more
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