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habitual

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adjective ha·bit·u·al \hə-ˈbi-ch(ə-)wəl, ha-, -ˈbi-chəl\

Simple Definition of habitual

  • : done regularly or repeatedly

  • : doing something regularly or repeatedly

Full Definition of habitual

  1. 1 :  having the nature of a habit :  customary <habitual candor> <habitual behavior>

  2. 2 :  doing, practicing, or acting in some manner by force of habit <habitual drunkards>

  3. 3 :  resorted to on a regular basis <our habitual diet>

  4. 4 :  inherent in an individual <habitual grace>

ha·bit·u·al·ly adverb
ha·bit·u·al·ness noun

Examples of habitual

  1. He was fired for his habitual lateness.

  2. They went for their habitual evening walk.



1603

First Known Use of habitual

1603

Synonym Discussion of habitual

usual, customary, habitual, wonted, accustomed mean familiar through frequent or regular repetition. usual stresses the absence of strangeness or unexpectedness <my usual order for lunch>. customary applies to what accords with the practices, conventions, or usages of an individual or community <the customary waiting period before the application is approved>. habitual suggests a practice settled or established by much repetition <a habitual morning routine>. wonted stresses habituation but usually applies to what is favored, sought, or purposefully cultivated <his wonted determination>. accustomed is less emphatic than wonted or habitual in suggesting fixed habit or invariable custom <accepted the compliment with her accustomed modesty>.

Medical Dictionary

habitual

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adjective ha·bit·u·al \hə-ˈbich-(ə-)wəl, ha-, -ˈbich-əl\

Medical Definition of habitual

  1. 1:  having the nature of a habit :  being in accordance with habit <habitual smoking>

  2. 2:  doing, practicing, or acting in some manner by force of habit <habitual liars>

  3. ha·bit·u·al·ly \-ē\play adverb





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