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habitual

[ huh-bich-oo-uhl ]
/ həˈbɪtʃ u əl /
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Definition of habitual

adjective
of the nature of a habit; fixed by or resulting from habit: habitual courtesy.
(of a person) having developed a specified character through force of habit: a habitual gossip.
commonly used, followed, observed, etc., as by a particular person; customary: She took her habitual place at the table.
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Origin of habitual

First recorded in 1520–30; from Medieval Latin habituālis “relating to dress, condition, or habit,” equivalent to Latin habitu(s) habit1 + -ālis -al1

synonym study for habitual

3. See usual.

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How to use habitual in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for habitual

habitual
/ (həˈbɪtjʊəl) /

adjective
(usually prenominal) done or experienced regularly and repeatedlythe habitual Sunday walk
(usually prenominal) by habita habitual drinker
customary; usualhis habitual comment

Derived forms of habitual

habitually, adverbhabitualness, noun
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