Synonyms for desuetude

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This fashion, Germans inform you, is falling into desuetude; but it falls slowly.

Toasts have also fallen into "desuetude" at private dinners.

No lapse of years seems to have brought a law once promulgated into desuetude.

There was not one inch of her that did not ache from desuetude, from moral inertia.

But it seems that up to the cession, these regulations had fallen into desuetude.

They appear to have fallen into desuetude in the sixth century before our era.

The practice was never popular, and has now fallen into desuetude.

The history of the desuetude, which we behold and deplore, is simply this.

The system of periodical redistribution had in the meantime fallen into desuetude.

These principles are not new; they have fallen into desuetude.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from Middle French désuétude (16c.), from Latin desuetudo "disuse," from desuetus, past participle of desuescere "become unaccustomed to," from de- "away, from" (see de-) + suescere "become used to" (see mansuetude).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DESUETUDE

discontinuance

nounstop, suspension of activity
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