habitual


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ha·bit·u·al

 (hə-bĭch′o͞o-əl)
adj.
1.
a. Done by habit: habitual lying.
b. Being so by habit: a habitual liar. See Synonyms at chronic.
2. Established by long use; usual: my habitual place. See Synonyms at usual.
3. Grammar Designating an action or state that lasts for or is repeated over an extended duration, expressed in English by such means as the simple present tense (She works downtown) and the phrase used to (A factory used to be located at that intersection).

ha·bit′u·al·ly adv.
ha·bit′u·al·ness n.

habitual

(həˈbɪtjʊəl)
adj
1. (usually prenominal) done or experienced regularly and repeatedly: the habitual Sunday walk.
2. (usually prenominal) by habit: a habitual drinker.
3. customary; usual: his habitual comment.
haˈbitually adv
haˈbitualness n

ha•bit•u•al

(həˈbɪtʃ u əl)

adj.
1. of the nature of a habit; fixed by or resulting from habit: habitual courtesy.
2. being such by habit; confirmed: a habitual gossip.
3. commonly used, followed, observed, etc., as by a particular person; customary.
[1520–30; < Medieval Latin]
ha•bit′u•al•ly, adv.
ha•bit′u•al•ness, n.
syn: See usual.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.habitual - commonly used or practicedhabitual - commonly used or practiced; usual; "his accustomed thoroughness"; "took his customary morning walk"; "his habitual comment"; "with her wonted candor"
usual - occurring or encountered or experienced or observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure; "grew the usual vegetables"; "the usual summer heat"; "came at the usual time"; "the child's usual bedtime"

habitual

adjective
2. persistent, established, confirmed, constant, frequent, chronic, hardened, recurrent, ingrained, inveterate three out of four of them would become habitual criminals
persistent occasional, irregular, infrequent

habitual

adjective
1. Subject to a disease or habit for a long time:
2. Familiar through repetition:
3. Commonly practiced or used:
Translations
مَألوف ، عاديمُعتاد، إعتيادي
habituálníobvyklý
sædvanlig
tavanomainen
ávana-, sí-vanalegur
de obicei
návykový
kroničenobičajen
vanlig
her zamankiiflâh olmazmutatonmazuslanmaz

habitual

[həˈbɪtjʊəl] ADJhabitual, acostumbrado; [drunkard, liar etc] → inveterado, empedernido

habitual

[həˈbɪtʃuəl] adj [action, behaviour] → habituel(le); [drinker, liar] → invétéré(e); [criminal] → récidiviste
to become habitual → devenir une habitude

habitual

adj
(= customary) smile, expression, behaviour, way, positiongewohnt; he was smiling his habitual smileer lächelte wie üblich; his habitual guilty grindas schuldbewusste Grinsen, das er sich angewöhnt hatte; to become habitualzur Gewohnheit werden
(= regular) smoker, drug user, drug usegewohnheitsmäßig; liarnotorisch; joker, gossipewig; habitual criminalGewohnheitsverbrecher(in) m(f); habitual offenderGewohnheitstäter(in) m(f); habitual drinkerGewohnheitstrinker(in) m(f)

habitual

[həˈbɪtjʊəl] adjabituale, consueto/a; (drunkard, smoker) → incallito/a; (liar) → inveterato/a

habit

(ˈhӕbit) noun
1. something which a person does usually or regularly. the habit of going for a walk before bed; an irritating habit of interrupting.
2. a tendency to do the same things that one has always done. I did it out of habit.
3. clothes. a monk's habit.
habitual (həˈbitjuəl) adjective
1. having a habit of doing, being etc (something). He's a habitual drunkard.
2. done etc regularly. He took his habitual walk before bed.
habitually (həˈbitjuəli) adverb
from force of habit
because one is used to doing (something). I took the cigarette from force of habit.
get (someone) into the habit of, get (someone) out of the habit of
to make (a person) start or stop doing (something) as a habit. I wish I could get out of the habit of biting my nails; You must get your children into the habit of cleaning their teeth.

ha·bit·u·al

a. habitual, usual, acostumbrado-a;
adv. habitualmente.

habitual

adj habitual
References in classic literature ?
No great underlying purpose lay back of his habitual silence, and he had no definite plan for his life.
Her clients said that Lena `had style,' and overlooked her habitual inaccuracies.
He reproached his wife with her inattention, her habitual neglect of the children.
Notwithstanding the symptoms of habitual suspicion, his countenance was not only without guile, but at the moment at which he is introduced, it was charged with an expression of sturdy honesty.
The habitual gloom of the private secretary was lightened by a grin.
he, whose habitual weakness had even led him into the wildest indiscretion here; he--now offered a reward for that indiscretion
Hepzibah gazed forth from her habitual sluggishness, the necessary result of long solitude, as from another sphere.
The only surgeon was one who combined the occasional exercise of that noble art with the daily and habitual flourish of a razor.
Even now I am certain that those seas are not, and perhaps never can be, in the present constitution of things, a place for his habitual gregarious resort.
said Dinah, in a high key, as her wrath began to rise over her habitual respect of manner; "what does ladies know 'bout work, I want to know?
She did not repent what she had done; she still thought herself a better judge of such a point of female right and refinement than he could be; but yet she had a sort of habitual respect for his judgment in general, which made her dislike having it so loudly against her; and to have him sitting just opposite to her in angry state, was very disagreeable.
But that he was for ever inconsolable, that he fled from society, or contracted an habitual gloom of temper, or died of a broken heart, must not be depended on--for he did neither.