second nature

noun
|Updated on: 19 Jul 2018

Definition of second nature

: an acquired deeply ingrained habit or skill
  • after a while, using the gearshift becomes second nature

Examples of second nature in a Sentence

  1. After a while, using the gearshift becomes second nature.

  2. speaking and thinking in Japanese simply became second nature to her during the years she spent in Kyoto

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First Known Use of second nature

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Definition of second nature for English Language Learners

  • : something you can do easily or without much thought because you have done it many times before



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