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wont

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of wont

  1. being in the habit or custom she paced about the room, as she is wont to do whenever she is agitated Synonyms of wont given, habituated, used, accustomedWords Related to wont apt, inclined, liable, likely, prone; hardened, inured; experienced, practiced (or practised), seasoned, veteran; addicted, hookedNear Antonyms of wont unapt, unlikely; averse, disinclined, opposed; inexperienced, new, unseasoned; disaccustomed, weanedAntonyms of wont unaccustomed, unused, unwonted


wont

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of wont

  1. a usual manner of behaving or doing he got up early, as is his wont Synonyms of wont custom, fashion, habitude, pattern, practice (also practise), ritual, second nature, trick, way, habitWords Related to wont addiction; disposition; bent, inclination, proclivity, set, tendency, tenor, turn; bag, convention, form, mode, style; usage, use; deportment, manners, mores; drill, groove, jog trot, regime (also régime), regimen, rote, routine, rut; affectation, airs, pose; attribute, characteristic, mark, trait; eccentricity, kink, oddity, peculiarity, quirk, singularity, tic

Synonym Discussion of wont

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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