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habit

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of habit

  1. 1 a usual manner of behaving or doing it was his habit to rise early Synonyms of habit custom, fashion, habitude, pattern, practice (also practise), ritual, second nature, trick, way, wont Words Related to habit 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 a physiological need for certain drugs a cocaine habit of long standing Synonyms of habit dependence (also dependance), addiction, jones [slang], monkeyWords Related to habit alcoholism, heroinism, morphinism; habituation, tolerance

  3. 3 the type of body that a person has an imposing man of vigorous habit Synonyms of habit build, constitution, figure, form, frame, physique, shapeWords Related to habit anatomy, structure

  4. 4 archaic  covering for the human body dressed in the habit of a knight from the golden age of chivalry Synonyms of habit apparel, attire, clobber [British slang], clothes, costumery, dress, duds, garments, gear, habiliment(s), clothing [archaic], rags, raiment, rig, rigging, threads, toggery, togs, vestiary, vestments, vesture, wear, wearables, weedsWords Related to habit garderobe, wardrobe; array, bravery, caparison, finery, gaiety (also gayety), glad rags, pretties, regalia, trim; foofaraw, frippery, gaudery, tawdry, trumpery [archaic]; tatters; costume, ensemble, frock, garb, getup, guise, livery, outfit; civvies (also civies), mufti; couture, prêt-à-porter (or pret-a-porter), ready-to-wear, tailoring; activewear, loungewear, outerwear, playwear, sportswear; nightclothes, sleepwear, smallclothes, underclothes, underwear; haberdashery, menswear

Synonym Discussion of habit

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

habit

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of habit

  1. to outfit with clothes and especially fine or special clothes his exclusive clothing store had habited the town's upper crust for as long as anyone could remember Synonyms of habit apparel, array, attire, bedeck, caparison, costume, deck (out), do up, dress, dress up, enrobe, garb, garment, get up, gown, clothe, invest, rig (out), robe, suit, tog (up or out), toilet, vestureWords Related to habit cloak, frock, jacket, mantle, vest; drape, enswathe, hap [dialect], huddle, swaddle, swathe, wrap; accoutre (or accouter), bedight [archaic], equip, furnish, habilitate, outfit, tailor, uniform; dress down, underdressNear Antonyms of habit denude, divest, uncover, undrape, unveilAntonyms of habit disarray, disrobe, strip, unclothe, undress, untruss [archaic]



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