force of habit


behavior occurring without thought and by virtue of constant repetition; habit.

Nearby words

  1. force cup,
  2. force de frappe,
  3. force feed,
  4. force fit,
  5. force majeure,
  6. force of mastication,
  7. force play,
  8. force pump,
  9. force someone's hand,
  10. force to be reckoned with

Origin of force of habit

First recorded in 1920–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019