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wonted

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adjective wont·ed \ˈwȯn-təd, ˈwōn- also ˈwən- or ˈwän-\

Definition of wonted

  1. :  usual or ordinary especially by reason of established habit <spoke with his wonted slowness>

wont·ed·ly adverb
wont·ed·ness noun


15th Century

First Known Use of wonted

15th century

Synonym Discussion of wonted

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>.

Rhymes with wonted



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