unusedness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

unused +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

unusedness (uncountable)

  1. The quality of not having been used.
    • 1898, The Bay State monthly (page 27)
      The time-blackened front door betrayed its unusedness by rusty bolt and reluctant hinges []
  2. The quality of being unaccustomed.
    • 1936, Blackwood's magazine (volume 239, page 494)
      Yet, in spite of their difficulties, their unusedness to hard physical labour, and in spite of the terrific heat, they succeeded in loading ten tons a day.