Examples of desuetude
<despite the long years of desuetude, the old manual typewriter seemed to work just fine>
Origin of desuetude
Middle English dissuetude, from Latin desuetudo, from desuescere to become unaccustomed, from de- + suescere to become accustomed; akin to Latin sodalis comrade — more at sib
First Known Use: 15th century
Rhymes with desuetude
altitude, amplitude, aptitude, attitude, certitude, comfort food, consuetude, crassitude, finger food, finitude, fortitude, gratitude, habitude, hebetude, interlude, lassitude, latitude, longitude, magnitude, mansuetude, multitude, negritude, platitude, plenitude, promptitude, pulchritude, quietude, rectitude, seminude, servitude, solitude, turpitude, vastitude
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