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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 ?
The whole look of the man, in spite of his habitual reserve, declared him to be eminently trustworthy.
The great majority of habitual drinkers are born not only without desire for alcohol, but with actual repugnance toward it.
time was the habitual concealment of our better selves--upon the whole, a far less dangerous national error than the habitual advertisement of our better selves, which has become the practice, public and privately, of society in this age.
So now the desire to know the history of a very portly toad, added to her habitual affectionateness, made her run back to Maggie and say, "Oh, there is such a big, funny toad, Maggie
At first the movements about those spots were of a humble kind--those that belong to domestic service or agricultural needs--the opening of doors and windows, the sweeping and brushing, and generally the restoration of habitual order.
The company he belonged to left town in the adversity habitual with them.
Instead of being hurt, denying, defending himself, begging forgiveness, instead of remaining indifferent even--anything would have been better than what he did do--his face utterly involuntarily (reflex spinal action, reflected Stepan Arkadyevitch, who was fond of physiology)--utterly involuntarily assumed its habitual, good-humored, and therefore idiotic smile.
How unconsciously many habitual actions are performed, indeed not rarely in direct opposition to our conscious will
He reproached his wife with her inattention, her habitual neglect of the children.
Relating to more general interests, they will be less apt to come home to the feelings of the people; and, in proportion, less likely to inspire an habitual sense of obligation, and an active sentiment of attachment.
Phileas Fogg gazed at the tempestuous sea, which seemed to be struggling especially to delay him, with his habitual tranquillity.
To say nothing of their habitual indolence, by what contrivance within the reach of so simple a people could such enormous masses have been moved or fixed in their places?