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 (hăb′ĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
A habitual tendency or way of behaving.

[Middle English, from Latin habitūdō, condition, from habitus; see habit.]


rare habit or tendency
ˌhabiˈtudinal adj


(ˈhæb ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud)

1. customary condition or character.
2. a habit or custom.
3. Obs. familiar relationship.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.habitude - habitual mode of behavior
practice, pattern - a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern"
daily round, round - the usual activities in your day; "the doctor made his rounds"


A habitual way of behaving:
References in classic literature ?
At any time it is a strange sight to the tyro to see with what wondrous habitude of unconscious skill the whaleman will maintain an erect posture in his boat, even when pitched about by the most riotously perverse and cross-running seas.
Clare began to drop off those gallantries and small attentions which flowed at first through the habitude of courtship, he found his sultana no way ready to resign her slave; there were abundance of tears, poutings, and small tempests, there were discontents, pinings, upbraidings.
The Killer had determined to come back to the place where he had seen the white girl who took to the trees with the ability of long habitude.
With the shortening of the days all hope of obtaining her husband's forgiveness began to leave her; and there was something of the habitude of the wild animal in the unreflecting instinct with which she rambled on-- disconnecting herself by littles from her eventful past at every step, obliterating her identity, giving no thought to accidents or contingencies which might make a quick discovery of her whereabouts by others of importance to her own happiness, if not to theirs.
Her plan for the morning thus settled, she sat quietly down to her book after breakfast, resolving to remain in the same place and the same employment till the clock struck one; and from habitude very little incommoded by the remarks and ejaculations of Mrs.
With all their national aptitude at expedient and resource, Wyeth and his men felt themselves completely at a loss when they reached the frontier, and found that the wilderness required experience and habitudes of which they were totally deficient.
These men would set out from Montreal with canoes well stocked with goods, with arms and ammunition, and would make their way up the mazy and wandering rivers that interlace the vast forests of the Canadas, coasting the most remote lakes, and creating new wants and habitudes among the natives.
Moreover, my occupations have been always made to chime in with the ordinary habitudes of my fellowmen.
Habitude and changes in technology (mainly the abandonment of steam, and the general acceptance of the less obviously polluting internal combustion engine) have made such a difference in our perception of stations that few find them disagreeable any more (at least on the continent of Europe, Japan and other places in which rail travel is properly regarded as being a civilized form of locomotion): indeed no self-respecting German speaking town is without its Bahnhofstrasse, or a French one without its rue de la Gate.
Toschak, encore une fois en colere a Agadir Comme a son habitude, le coach du Wydad de Casablanca, Jean tocshak est encore une fois en colere apres son arrivee a Agadir pour un stage de concentration reserve a ses joueurs.
La vie m'a appris maintes choses Qui n'ont rien d'extraordinaire Mais necessaires et obligatoires Pour vivre sans deboires Et surtout Sans mauvaises surprises Parler de soi n'est point de mise C'est une habitude vaniteuse Une manie capricieuse Une approche perilleuse Une demarche hasardeuse Qui peut faire des degats Je ne parle jamais de moi A la premiere personne du singulier Moi, je crois fermement au Pluriel Et j'aime ce proverbe populaire Plein de sagesse et de miel : " Mets ta tete parmi les tetes Et appelle le coupeur de tetes