habitude

noun

hab·​i·​tude ˈha-bə-ˌtüd How to pronounce habitude (audio)
-ˌtyüd
1
a
: habitual disposition or mode of behavior or procedure
b
: custom
2
archaic : native or essential character
3
obsolete : habitual association

Examples of habitude in a Sentence

a lifelong habitude for talking too much contrary to his long-established habitude, he forwent his morning constitutional in favor of a leisurely breakfast

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of habitude was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Habitude.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/habitude. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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