Habitual

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Habitual \Ha*bit"ual\ (h[.a]*b[i^]t"[-u]*al; 135), adjective [Cf. F. habituel, LL. habitualis. See {Habit}, noun]

1. Formed or acquired by habit or use.

An habitual knowledge of certain rules and maxims. --South.

2. According to habit; established by habit; customary; constant; as, the habitual practice of sin.

It is the distinguishing mark of habitual piety to be grateful for the most common and ordinary blessings. --Buckminster.

Syn: Customary; accustomed; usual; common; wonted; ordinary; regular; familiar. -- {Ha*bit"u*al*ly}, adverb -- {Ha*bit"u*al*ness}, noun

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

habitual

adjective

1: commonly used or practiced; usual; "his accustomed thoroughness"; "took his customary morning walk"; "his habitual comment"; "with her wonted candor" [syn: {accustomed}, {customary}, {habitual}, {wonted(a)}]


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