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habit

Synonyms and Antonyms of habit

1 a usual manner of behaving or doing
  • It was his habit to rise early.
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2 a physiological need for certain drugs
  • a pack-a-day cigarette habit
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3 the type of body that a person has
  • an imposing man of vigorous habit
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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


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