habitual

[huh-bich-oo-uhl]
adjective
1.
of the nature of a habit; fixed by or resulting from habit: habitual courtesy.
2.
being such by habit: a habitual gossip.
3.
commonly used, followed, observed, etc., as by a particular person; customary: She took her habitual place at the table.

Origin:
1520–30; < Medieval Latin habituālis relating to dress, condition, or habit, equivalent to Latin habitu(s) habit1 + -ālis -al1

habitually, adverb
habitualness, noun
nonhabitual, adjective
nonhabitually, adverb
nonhabitualness, noun
quasi-habitual, adjective
quasi-habitually, adverb
unhabitual, adjective
unhabitually, adverb


2. confirmed, inveterate. 3. accustomed, regular. See usual.


2. occasional. 3. unaccustomed.
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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
 
ha'bitually
 
adv
 
ha'bitualness
 
n

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Example sentences
Previous studies have shown that habitual nappers tend to be light sleepers.
The effect of habitual opium taking on health and longevity, has been a subject
  of legal consideration.
But it is true that, within a single-currency zone, habitual surplus countries
  tend to be matched by habitual deficit ones.
The result is a feeling familiar to habitual travelers: not quite here, not
  quite home.
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