AskDefine | Define disuse

Dictionary Definition

disuse n : the state of something that has been unused and neglected; "the house was in a terrible state of neglect" [syn: neglect]

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  1. The state of not being used; neglect.
    The garden fell into disuse and became overgrown.

Derived terms


  • Italian: disuso

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abandonment, abjure, absentation, antiquation, casting away, cessation, come off, cut out, desist, desuetude, discontinue, drop, evacuation, fogyishness, forsaking, give over, give up, have done with, jettison, jettisoning, leave off, leaving, let go, nol-pros, not pursue with, old-fashionedness, old-fogyishness, out-of-dateness, pulling out, put behind one, quit, relinquish, renounce, resign, staleness, stodginess, stop, stuffiness, superannuation, throwing overboard, unfashionableness, waive, withdrawal
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