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habitual

[huh-bich-oo-uh l] /həˈbɪtʃ u əl/
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
1520-1530
1520-30; < Medieval Latin habituālis relating to dress, condition, or habit, equivalent to Latin habitu(s) habit1 + -ālis -al1
Related forms
habitually, adverb
habitualness, noun
nonhabitual, adjective
nonhabitually, adverb
nonhabitualness, noun
quasi-habitual, adjective
quasi-habitually, adverb
unhabitual, adjective
unhabitually, adverb
Synonyms
2. confirmed, inveterate. 3. accustomed, regular. See usual.
Antonyms
2. occasional. 3. unaccustomed.
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  • On the other hand, animals are worshipped because they are habitually killed and eaten.
  • For a handwriting which is habitually large, a larger sized paper should be chosen than for writing which is small.
  • Once you are attuned to street art-its hidden codes and unexpected placements-you start habitually looking for it.
  • It will be argued that the lesson of history is that officials habitually exaggerate dangers to the nation's security.
  • His spirit was habitually strung up to out-of-door pitch, to borrow his own expression.
  • The patients habitually sat on the edges of their seats while fidgeting and clawing away.
  • We find it prevailing among all nations that are not habitually bare-footed.
British Dictionary definitions for habitually

habitual

/həˈbɪtjʊəl/
adjective
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
Derived Forms
habitually, adverb
habitualness, noun
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Word Origin and History for habitually
adv.

mid-15c., from habitual + -ly (2).

habitual

adj.

mid-15c., from Medieval Latin habitualis "pertaining to habit or dress," from Latin habitus (see habit (n.)).

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