inveterate

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in·vet·er·ate

 (ĭn-vĕt′ər-ĭt)
adj.
1. Firmly and long established; deep-rooted: inveterate preferences.
2. Persisting in an ingrained habit; habitual: an inveterate liar. See Synonyms at chronic.

[Middle English, from Latin inveterātus, past participle of inveterārī, to grow old, endure : in-, causative pref.; see in-2 + vetus, veter-, old; see wet- in Indo-European roots.]

in·vet′er·a·cy (-ər-ə-sē), in·vet′er·ate·ness n.
in·vet′er·ate·ly adv.

inveterate

(ɪnˈvɛtərɪt)
adj
1. long established, esp so as to be deep-rooted or ingrained: an inveterate feeling of hostility.
2. (prenominal) settled or confirmed in a habit or practice, esp a bad one; hardened: an inveterate smoker.
3. obsolete full of hatred; hostile
[C16: from Latin inveterātus of long standing, from inveterāre to make old, from in-2 + vetus old]
inˈveteracy, inˈveterateness n
inˈveterately adv

in•vet•er•ate

(ɪnˈvɛt ər ɪt)

adj.
1. confirmed in a habit, feeling, or the like: an inveterate gambler.
2. firmly established by long continuance, as a disease; chronic.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin inveterātus, orig. past participle of inveterāre to grow old, allow to grow old, preserve =in- in-2 + veterāre, v. derivative of vetus, s. veter- old; compare veteran]
in•vet′er•a•cy (-ə si) n.
in•vet′er•ate•ly, adv.
in•vet′er•ate•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inveterate - habitual; "a chronic smoker"
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"
Adv.1.inveterate - in a habitual and longstanding manner; "smoking chronically"

inveterate

adjective
2. deep-rooted, entrenched, ingrained, deep-seated, incurable, established the inveterate laziness of these boys
3. staunch, long-standing, dyed-in-the-wool, deep-dyed (usually derogatory) the spirit of an inveterate Tory

inveterate

adjective
2. Subject to a disease or habit for a long time:
Translations
inveteradomaligno

inveterate

[ɪnˈvetərɪt] ADJ [gambler] → empedernido; [laziness, selfishness] → inveterado

inveterate

[ɪnˈvɛtərət] adjinvétéré(e)

inveterate

adj dislike, hatredtief verwurzelt, abgrundtief; lazinesschronisch; opposition, prejudice, habithartnäckig; enemiesunversöhnlich; liar, gamblerunverbesserlich; collector, travellerpassioniert; inveterate smoker/criminalGewohnheitsraucher(in) m(f)/-verbrecher(in) m(f)

inveterate

[ɪnˈvɛtrɪt] adj (habit, gambler) → inveterato/a; (liar, smoker) → incallito/a
References in classic literature ?
The only effectual cure for such inveteracies as these tails exhibit is to make glue of them, which I believe is what is usually done with them, and then they will stay put and stick.