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accustomed

[uh-kuhs-tuh md]
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adjective
  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.
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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

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

Antonyms

1. unusual. 2. unused (to).
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Examples from the Web for well-accustomed

Historical Examples

  • They are too steep for any but well-accustomed hands and feet.

    Rivers of Ice

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • Last of all the Master of the House entered with the familiarity of the well-accustomed.

  • The noise of the rifles had not frightened them, because they were well-accustomed to that.

    Three Elephant Power

    Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson

  • And throughout this village were peace and well-accustomed pleasance.

    The Firebrand

    S. R. Crockett

  • With sympathetic and well-accustomed fingers Maisie, as was her custom, softly smoothed and caressed the dark tangle of curls.

    Lochinvar

    S. R. Crockett


British Dictionary definitions for well-accustomed

well-accustomed

adjective (well accustomed when postpositive)
  1. sufficiently used towell accustomed to desert conditions
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accustomed

adjective
  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 well-accustomed

accustomed

adj.

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

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