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habitual


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Habitual  \Ha*bit"ual\  (?;  135),  a.  [Cf.  F.  habituel,  LL 
  habituals.  See  {Habit},  n.] 
  1.  Formed  or  acquired  by  habit  or  use 
 
  An  habitual  knowledge  of  certain  rules  and  maxims. 
  --South. 
 
  2.  According  to  habit;  established  by  habit;  customary; 
  constant;  as  the  habiual  practice  of  sin. 
 
  It  is  the  distinguishing  mark  of  habitual  piety  to 
  be  grateful  for  the  most  common  and  ordinary 
  blessings.  --Buckminster. 
 
  Syn:  Customary;  accustomed;  usual;  common;  wonted;  ordinary; 
  regular;  familiar.  --  {Ha*bit"u*al*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Ha*bit"u*al*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  habitual 
  adj  1:  made  a  norm  or  custom  or  habit;  "his  habitual  practice  was 
  to  eat  an  early  supper";  "her  habitual  neatness" 
  2:  commonly  used  or  practiced;  usual;  "his  accustomed 
  thoroughness";  "took  his  customary  morning  walk";  "his 
  habitual  comment";  "with  her  wonted  candor"  [syn:  {accustomed}, 
  {customary},  {wonted(a)}] 
  3:  having  a  habit  of  long  standing;  "a  chronic  smoker"  [syn:  {chronic}, 
  {confirmed},  {inveterate(a)}] 




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