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habitual

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of habitual

  1. 1 being such by habit and not likely to change she admits she's an habitual procrastinator, but she still manages to meet all her deadlines Synonyms of habitual bred-in-the-bone, chronic, confirmed, dyed-in-the-wool, inveterate Words Related to habitual incorrigible, unreconstructed, unregenerate; born, natural; persistent, regular, repeat, serial, steady, unchanging, unfailing; addicted; accustomed, habituated, used, wonted; deep-rooted, deep-seated, entrenched (also intrenched), inbred, inherent, innate, intrinsic; apt, inclined, prone; mulish, obstinate, set, stubborn Near Antonyms of habitual unaccustomed, unused; intermittent, occasional

  2. 2 appearing or occurring repeatedly from time to time her supervisor warned her that she could be fired for habitual tardiness Synonyms of habitual constant, frequent, regular, periodic, periodical, repeated, steadyWords Related to habitual continual, intermittent, recurrent, recurring; cyclic (or cyclical); around-the-clock, hourly, round-the-clock, 24-7 (or 24/7); chronic, confirmed, inveterate; expected, usualNear Antonyms of habitual episodic (also episodical), occasional; unexpected, unusualAntonyms of habitual inconstant, infrequent, irregular

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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