Definition of habitual
2 : regularly or repeatedly doing, practicing, or acting in some manner : doing something by force of habit habitual drunkards a habitual liar
3 : resorted to on a regular basis our habitual diet
4 : inherent in an individual habitual grace
Examples of habitual in a sentence
He was fired for his habitual lateness.
They went for their habitual evening walk.
Origin and Etymology of habitual
First Known Use: 1603
Synonym Discussion of habitual
HABITUAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of habitual for English Language Learners
: done regularly or repeatedly
: doing something regularly or repeatedly
HABITUAL Defined for Kids
Definition of habitual for Students
1 : occurring regularly or repeatedly : being or done by habit habitual kindness
2 : doing or acting by force of habit habitual liars
3 : regular 1 Salad is my habitual lunch.
habitually\-wə-lē\ adverb He is habitually late.
Legal Definition of habitual
1 : practicing or acting in some manner by force of custom, habit, or addiction a habitual drunkard
2 : being such a specified number of times or with designated regularity habitual offenders
3 : involved in the practice of a person's usual behavior her habitual residence
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