accustomed

adjective ac·cus·tomed \ ə-ˈkəs-təmd \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

accustomedness

play \-təm(d)-nəs\ noun

Examples of accustomed in a Sentence

  1. She arrived early enough to get her accustomed seat in the front row.

  2. Josh felt uncomfortably full, as he was not accustomed to eating so much.

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Origin and Etymology of accustomed

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

Synonym Discussion of accustomed

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

ACCUSTOMED Defined for English Language Learners

accustomed

adjective

Definition of accustomed for English Language Learners

  • : familiar with something so that it seems normal or usual

  • : usual or regular


ACCUSTOMED Defined for Kids

accustomed

adjective ac·cus·tomed \ ə-ˈkə-stəmd \

Definition of accustomed for Students

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


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