[wawn-tid, wohn-, wuhn-]

1375–1425; wont (noun) + -ed3, or by extension (see -ed2) of wont (past participle; see wont (adj.))

wontedly, adverb
wontedness, noun

1. wont.
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[wawnt, wohnt, wuhnt] Archaic or Literary.
accustomed; used (usually followed by an infinitive): He was wont to rise at dawn.
custom; habit; practice: It was her wont to walk three miles before breakfast.
verb (used with object), wont, wont or wonted, wonting.
to accustom (a person), as to a thing: That summer wonted me to a lifetime of early rising.
to render (a thing) customary or usual (usually used passively).
verb (used without object), wont, wont or wonted, wonting.
to be wont.

1300–50; (adj.) Middle English wont, woned, Old English gewunod, past participle of gewunian to be used to (see won2); cognate with German gewöhnt; (v.) Middle English, back formation from wonted or wont (past participle); (noun) apparently from conflation of wont (past participle) with obsolete wone wish, in certain stereotyped phrases

wontless, adjective

1. want, wont ; 2. won't, wont.

1. habituated, wonted. 2. use.

1. unaccustomed.
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wont (wəʊnt)
1.  (postpositive) accustomed (to doing something): he was wont to come early
2.  a manner or action habitually employed by or associated with someone (often in the phrases as is my wont, as is his wont, etc)
3.  (when tr, usually passive) to become or cause to become accustomed
[Old English gewunod, past participle of wunian to be accustomed to; related to Old High German wunēn (German wohnen), Old Norse una to be satisfied; see wean1, wish, winsome]

wonted (ˈwəʊntɪd)
1.  (postpositive) accustomed or habituated (to doing something)
2.  (prenominal) customary; usual: she is in her wonted place

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Word Origin & History

"accustomed," O.E. wunod, pp. of wunian "to dwell, be accustomed," from P.Gmc. *wun- "to be content, to rejoice" (cf. O.S. wunon, O.Fris. wonia "to dwell, remain, be used to," O.H.G. wonen, Ger. wohnen "to dwell;" related to O.E. winnan, gewinnan "to win" (see win) and to
wean. The noun meaning "habitual usage, custom" is attested from c.1300. Wonted is first attested 1408, an unconscious double pp.
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Example sentences
He was afraid that concessions made by the government might result in the return of the people to their wonted indifference.
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