force of habit

noun phrase

Definition of force of habit 

: behavior made involuntary or automatic by repeated practice

First Known Use of force of habit

1796, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about force of habit

Share force of habit

Statistics for force of habit

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for force of habit

The first known use of force of habit was in 1796

See more words from the same year

Comments on force of habit

What made you want to look up force of habit? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

having a pattern of small flowers

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!