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habitual

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1 being such by habit and not likely to change

  • she admits sheʼs an habitual procrastinator, but she still manages to meet all her deadlines
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2 appearing or occurring repeatedly from time to time

  • her supervisor warned her that she could be fired for habitual tardiness
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Synonym Discussion of habitual

usual, customary, habitual, wonted, accustomed mean familiar through frequent or regular repetition. usual stresses the absence of strangeness or unexpectedness.
    • my usual order for lunch
customary applies to what accords with the practices, conventions, or usages of an individual or community.
    • the customary waiting period before the application is approved
habitual suggests a practice settled or established by much repetition.
    • a habitual morning routine
wonted stresses habituation but usually applies to what is favored, sought, or purposefully cultivated.
    • his wonted determination
accustomed is less emphatic than wonted or habitual in suggesting fixed habit or invariable custom.
    • accepted the compliment with her accustomed modesty

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