obsoleteness

[ ob-suh-leet, ob-suh-leet ]SEE DEFINITION OF obsoleteness

Synonyms for obsoleteness

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All these characteristics are so broadly printed upon his pages that the obsoleteness of the narrative does not hide them.

This oblivion of old emotions, this obsoleteness of old things, was by no means confined to England.

We can really sometimes find little difference, except an obsoleteness of language, which gives them a kind of poignancy.

The general style of the Faery Queen is not exempt from several defects, besides those of obsoleteness and redundancy.

But my obsoleteness rendered me only more suited to the service in which I was enlisted.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from Latin obsoletus "grown old, worn out," past participle of obsolescere "fall into disuse," probably from ob "away" (see ob-) + an expanded form of solere "to be used to, be accustomed" (see insolent).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR OBSOLETENESS

disuse

nounstate of non-use
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