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Meaning of HABITUAL

Pronunciation:  hu'bichooul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  having a habit of long standing; "a chronic smoker"
  2. [adj]  commonly used or practiced; usual; "his accustomed thoroughness"; "took his customary morning walk"; "his habitual comment"; "with her wonted candor"
  3. [adj]  made a norm or custom or habit; "his habitual practice was to eat an early supper"; "her habitual neatness"

HABITUAL is a 8 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: accustomed, addicted, chronic, confirmed, constituted, customary, established, inveterate(a), usual, wonted(a)



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ha*bit"ual\ (?; 135), a. [Cf. F. habituel, LL.
habituals. See {Habit}, n.]
1. Formed or acquired by habit or use.

         An habitual knowledge of certain rules and maxims.

2. According to habit; established by habit; customary;
   constant; as, the habiual 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}, adv. --
     {Ha*bit"u*al*ness}, n.

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