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From Latin insuetudo, from insuetus (unaccustomed), from in- (not) + suetus, past participle of suescere (to be accustomed).


insuetude (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) The state or quality of being unaccustomed; absence of habit.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for insuetude in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)