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inveterate

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2 being such by habit and not likely to change

  • the man is an inveterate liar who only rarely tells the truth
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inveterate, confirmed, chronic mean firmly established. inveterate applies to a habit, attitude, or feeling of such long existence as to be practically ineradicable or unalterable.
    • an inveterate smoker
confirmed implies a growing stronger and firmer with time so as to resist change or reform.
    • a confirmed bachelor
chronic suggests something that is persistent or endlessly recurrent and troublesome.
    • a chronic complainer

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