What is the opposite of usage?

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Noun
Opposite of habitual or customary practice, especially as creating a right, obligation, or standard
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Opposite of laws or rules used to guide or prescribe the conduct or procedure
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Opposite of words or expressions used within a profession, industry or group
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Opposite of a proficiency or well-balanced ability
“I'm plodding on with the street scene, painting, and it's beginning to come to life in spite of my tremulous incompetence.”
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Opposite of the act of using an object
“The disuse of moisturizer may result in dry skin.”
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Opposite of a traditional or accepted way of behaving, specific to a particular society, place, or time
“Any deviation from the dogmatic vision would inevitably result in major changes to religious practices.”
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Opposite of behaviour that is considered acceptable or polite to most members of a society
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Opposite of the act of using something
Misuse of the faculty computers will absolutely not be tolerated!”
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Opposite of the action of using up a resource
“Protection of the global environment and conservation of Earth's resources represent an enormously complex challenge at a time of rapid globalization.”
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Opposite of the choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing
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Opposite of the act of using something
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Opposite of the customary, habitual, or expected procedure or way of doing something
“This lateness is an aberration for the usually punctual Stephen, who is wilfully early in every appointment he has.”
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Opposite of the state of being executed, utilized, or put into operation
“He put his plans on hold, thinking there was no rush to move back to London.”
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Opposite of the manner in which someone behaves towards or deals with someone or something
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Opposite of an act performed for religious or ceremonial reasons
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Opposite of the use which can be made of a machine
“The uselessness of feigning a Southern accent while addressing members of our community cannot be understated.”
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Opposite of the state of being active, operative, or effective
“The inactivity of the marketing department is starting to become a significant expense for the company.”
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