Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. disused; out of use.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Disused; out of use.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Out of use; fallen into desuetude.

Etymologies

Latin desuetus ("unused"), past participle of desuesco ("I disuse"), from de- + suesco ("I make use of"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Therefore the Congress is a readjustment of our vision to the everchanging conditions of society; desuete methods are dropped and methods more in harmony with the necessities of the times are examined, approved of and adopted.

    Catholic Problems in Western Canada

  • Since the day of Mr. Brummell and King George, the noble art of self-adornment had fallen partially desuete.

    The Works of Max Beerbohm

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