[ uh-kuhs-tuhmd ]
See synonyms for: accustomedaccustomedness on

  1. customary; usual; habitual: in their accustomed manner.

  2. habituated; acclimated (usually followed by to): accustomed to staying up late; accustomed to the noise of the subway.

Origin of accustomed

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at accustom, -ed2

Other words for accustomed

Opposites for accustomed

Other words from accustomed

  • ac·cus·tomed·ly, adverb
  • ac·cus·tomed·ness, noun
  • half-ac·cus·tomed, adjective
  • well-ac·cus·tomed, adjective

Words Nearby accustomed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use accustomed in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for accustomed


/ (əˈkʌstəmd) /

  1. usual; customary

  2. (postpositive foll by to) used or inured (to)

  1. (postpositive foll by to) in the habit (of): accustomed to walking after meals

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