Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 614. Desuetude.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section I. Volition in General
1. Acts of Volition
614. Desuetude.
NOUN:DESUETUDE, disusage; obsolescence, disuse [See Disuse]; want of -habit, - use, - practice; inusitation [rare]; newness to; new brooms.
  NONPREVALENCE; infraction of usage (unconformity) [See Unconformity]; “a custom more honored in the breach than the observance” [Hamlet].
VERB:BE UNACCUSTOMED &c. adj.; leave off -, cast off -, break off -, cure oneself of -, wean oneself from -, shake off -, violate -, break through -, infringe- -a habit, - a custom, - a usage; break one’s -chains, - fetters; do old things in a new way, give an original touch, give a new dress to old ideas; disuse [See Disuse]; wear off.
ADJECTIVE:UNACCUSTOMED, unused, unwonted, unseasoned, uninured, unhabituated, untrained; new, fresh, original; impulsive &c. adj. [See Impulse]; green (unskilled) [See Unskillfulness]; unhackneyed.
  UNCONVENTIONAL, unfashionable; dissident, protestant; unusual (unconformable) [See Unconformity]; nonobservant; disused [See Disuse].
ADVERB:CONTRARY TO -CUSTOM, - usage, - convention; for once, just once; “this time doesn’t count.”
QUOTATION:Exceptions prove the rule.



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