ac·​cus·​tomed | \ ə-ˈkə-stəmd How to pronounce accustomed (audio) \

Definition of accustomed

1 : often used or practiced : customary her accustomed cheerfulness
2 : adapted to existing conditions eyes accustomed to the dark
3 : being in the habit or custom a team accustomed to winning

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accustomedness \ ə-​ˈkə-​stəm(d)-​nəs How to pronounce accustomed (audio) \ noun

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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

Examples of accustomed in a Sentence

She arrived early enough to get her accustomed seat in the front row. Josh felt uncomfortably full, as he was not accustomed to eating so much.
Recent Examples on the Web Those more accustomed to pricier German luxury SUVs, however, will likely find the RX wanting in terms of driving dynamics and interior quality. Mark Takahashi, Car and Driver, 9 Sep. 2022 The first half, hosted by Allie Rivera, uses the accustomed short-form improv sketch format. Christopher Arnott, Hartford Courant, 9 Sep. 2022 While areas like the Texas Panhandle are accustomed to severe drought, areas like Emory, less than 100 miles east of Dallas, are having to get used to it. Henry Gass, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 Sep. 2022 The city is accustomed to sad or negative images of migrant camps, caravans, overcrowded shelters and deportations, said Enrique Lucero Vázquez, Tijuana’s director of migrant services. Wendy Fry, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Sep. 2022 Whoever takes on the role is sure to face a level of notoriety that special masters are not accustomed to. Paul Schwartzman, Washington Post, 6 Sep. 2022 But that doesn’t matter to the masses of a fan base that has grown accustomed to elite QB play. oregonlive, 4 Sep. 2022 Still, there were issues on the offensive line Saturday night in UK’s 37-13 win against Miami (Ohio), soft spots where the Wildcats are accustomed to bricks. Brett Dawson, The Courier-Journal, 4 Sep. 2022 Thanks to his tireless commitment, the trickle of releases to which English-language readers of the Russian’s work have become accustomed over the past two decades will soon turn into a torrent. Aaron Timms, The New Republic, 2 Sep. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of accustomed

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for accustomed

Middle English acustumed "customary, used (to)," from past participle of acustomen "to accustom"

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“Accustomed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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ac·​cus·​tomed | \ ə-ˈkə-stəmd How to pronounce accustomed (audio) \

Kids Definition of accustomed

1 : customary sense 2, usual their accustomed lunch hour
2 : familiar with After years of sailing, he was accustomed to rough waves.

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