Synonyms and Antonyms of inveterate
firmly established over time
- He has an inveterate tendency to tell some very tall tales.
firm, fixed, frozen, hard, hard-and-fast, immutable, irradicable, set, unalterable, unchangeable
embedded (also imbedded), implanted, inculcated, instilled
inborn, inbred, ingrained (also engrained), inherent, innate, integral, intrinsic, natural
accustomed, chronic, customary, habitual, regular, typical, usual
abiding, enduring, lifelong, persistent, persisting
brief, ephemeral, fleeting, impermanent, interim, momentary, provisional, short-lived, short-term, temporary, transient
being such by habit and not likely to change
- The man is an inveterate liar who only rarely tells the truth.
incorrigible, unreconstructed, unregenerate
persistent, regular, repeat, serial, steady, unchanging, unfailing
accustomed, habituated, used, wonted
deep-rooted, deep-seated, entrenched (also intrenched), inbred, inherent, innate, intrinsic
apt, inclined, prone