second nature

noun

Definition of second nature

  1. :  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

1582

First Known Use of second nature

1582


SECOND NATURE Defined for English Language Learners

second nature

noun

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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