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  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
Related formsac·cus·tomed·ly, adverbac·cus·tomed·ness, nounhalf-ac·cus·tomed, adjectivewell-ac·cus·tomed, adjective

Synonyms for accustomed

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1. characteristic, normal, regular. 2. used (to).

Antonyms for accustomed

1. unusual. 2. unused (to). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for accustomed to


  1. usual; customary
  2. (postpositive foll by to) used or inured (to)
  3. (postpositive foll by to) in the habit (of)accustomed to walking after meals
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Word Origin and History for accustomed to



late 15c., "made customary, habitual," past participle adjective from accustom (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with accustomed to

accustomed to

Used to something or someone; having the habit of doing something. For example, In Spain we gave up our usual schedule and became accustomed to eating dinner at 10 p.m. Professor Higgins in the musical My Fair Lady (1956) ruefully sang the song “I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face” after his protégé Eliza walked out on him. [Second half of 1400s]

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