[ uh-kuhs-tuhmd ]
/ əˈkʌs təmd /


customary; usual; habitual: in their accustomed manner.
habituated; acclimated (usually followed by to): accustomed to staying up late; accustomed to the noise of the subway.

Nearby words

  1. accuse,
  2. accused,
  3. accuser,
  4. accusing,
  5. accustom,
  6. accustomed to,
  7. accutane,
  8. accutron,
  9. acda,
  10. ace

Origin of accustomed

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

SYNONYMS FOR accustomed
1. characteristic, normal, regular. 2. used (to).

ANTONYMS FOR accustomed
1. unusual. 2. unused (to).

Related formsac·cus·tomed·ly, adverbac·cus·tomed·ness, nounhalf-ac·cus·tomed, adjectivewell-ac·cus·tomed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for well-accustomed

British Dictionary definitions for well-accustomed


adjective (well accustomed when postpositive)

sufficiently used towell accustomed to desert conditions


/ (əˈkʌstəmd) /


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



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

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