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
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Jupiter, indignant at such inveterate faultfinding, drove him from his office of judge, and expelled him from the mansions of Olympus.
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This prince, besides his ill will to Sultan Segued, which was kept up by some malcontents among the Abyssin nobility, who, provoked at the conversion of their master, were plotting a revolt, entertained an inveterate hatred against the Portuguese for the death of his grandfather, who had been killed many years before, which he swore the blood of the Jesuits should repay.
That what we falsely call a religious cry is easily raised by men who have no religion, and who in their daily practice set at nought the commonest principles of right and wrong; that it is begotten of intolerance and persecution; that it is senseless, besotted, inveterate and unmerciful; all History teaches us.
As for me, I am an inveterate opponent of socialism just as I am an inveterate opponent of your own mongrel democracy that is nothing else than pseudo-socialism masquerading under a garb of words that will not stand the test of the dictionary.
She was an inveterate experimenter in these things.
Fogg usually confined himself to the cabin, where he kept Aouda company, or, according to his inveterate habit, took a hand at whist.
Monk, that, from an inveterate enemy, he became a friend to the deposed king.
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The gentleman with the gray whiskers was obviously an inveterate adherent of serfdom and a devoted agriculturist, who had lived all his life in the country.
Everyone was a friend, and she offered kisses to a stranger so confidingly that the most inveterate bachelor relented, and baby-lovers became faithful worshipers.