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custom

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of custom

  1. made or fitted to the needs or preferences of a specific customer that business tycoon wears only custom suits Synonyms of custom bespoke (also bespoken), custom-made, customized, custom-tailored, made-to-order, tailored, tailor-madeWords Related to custom particular, special, specialized; custom-built, handcrafted, handmade; made-to-measureAntonyms of custom mass-produced, ready-made


custom

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of custom

  1. 1 a usual manner of behaving or doing it is my custom to have half a bagel and coffee for breakfast Synonyms of custom habit, fashion, habitude, pattern, practice (also practise), ritual, second nature, trick, way, wontWords Related to custom addiction; disposition; bent, inclination, proclivity, set, tendency, tenor, turn; bag, convention, form, mode, style; usage, use; deportment, manners, mores; drill, groove, jog trot, regime (also régime), regimen, rote, routine, rut; affectation, airs, pose; attribute, characteristic, mark, trait; eccentricity, kink, oddity, peculiarity, quirk, singularity, tic

  2. 2 an inherited or established way of thinking, feeling, or doing the custom around here is that the bride's family pays for the wedding Synonyms of custom convention, tradition, heritage, prescription, rubric, ruleWords Related to custom ethic, form, mode, mores, norm, principles, standards, values; birthright, inheritance, legacy; folklore, lore, superstition; culture, lifestyle

  3. 3 transactions or economic support provided by customers that restaurant certainly lost my custom after they were cited for health code violations Synonyms of custom business, patronageWords Related to custom marketplace, trade, traffic; free trade; affairs, dealings, horse-trading; merchandising, retailing, wholesaling

Synonym Discussion of custom

habit, practice, usage, custom, wont mean a way of acting fixed through repetition. habit implies a doing unconsciously and often compulsively.
    • had a habit of tapping his fingers
practice suggests an act or method followed with regularity and usually through choice.
    • our practice is to honor all major credit cards
usage suggests a customary action so generally followed that it has become a social norm.
    • western-style dress is now common usage in international business
custom applies to a practice or usage so steadily associated with an individual or group as to have almost the force of unwritten law.
    • the custom of wearing black at funerals
wont usually applies to a habitual manner, method, or practice of an individual or group.
    • as was her wont, she slept until noon


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