: having the nature of a habit : customary <habitual candor> <habitual behavior>
: doing, practicing, or acting in some manner by force of habit <habitual drunkards>
: resorted to on a regular basis <our habitual diet>
: inherent in an individual <habitual grace>
— ha·bit·u·al·ly adverb
— ha·bit·u·al·ness noun
Examples of HABITUAL
- He was fired for his habitual lateness.
- They went for their habitual evening walk.
First Known Use of HABITUAL
ha·bit·u·al adjective \hə-ˈbich-(ə-)wəl, ha-, -ˈbich-əl\ (Medical Dictionary)
: having the nature of a habit : being in accordance with habit <habitual smoking>
: doing, practicing, or acting in some manner by force of habit <habitual liars>
—ha·bit·u·al·ly \-ē\ adverb
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