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{adj: accustomed} (often followed by `to') in the habit of or adapted to
"accustomed to doing her own work"
"I've grown accustomed to her face"
<-> unaccustomed

{adj: addicted} compulsively or physiologically dependent on something habit-forming
"she is addicted to chocolate"
"addicted to cocaine"
<-> unaddicted

{adj: addictive, habit-forming} causing or characterized by addiction
"addictive drugs"
"addictive behavior"
<-> nonaddictive

{adj: adscititious} added or derived from something outside; not inherent
"an adscititious habit rather than an inherent taste"

{adj: bad} capable of harming
"bad habits"
"bad air"
"smoking is bad for you"

{adj: clean} free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits
"children with clean shining faces"
"clean white shirts"
"clean dishes"
"a spotlessly clean house"
"cats are clean animals"
<-> dirty

{adj: confirmed, habitual, inveterate} having a habit of long standing
"a chronic smoker"

{adj: deep-rooted, deep-seated, implanted, ingrained, planted} (used especially of ideas or principles) deeply rooted; firmly fixed or held
"deep-rooted prejudice"
"deep-seated differences of opinion"
"implanted convictions"
"ingrained habits of a lifetime"
"a deeply planted need"

{adj: dependable, rock-steady, steady-going} consistent in performance or behavior
"dependable in one's habits"
"a steady-going family man"

{adj: disconcerting, upsetting} causing an emotional disturbance
"his disconcerting habit of greeting friends ferociously and strangers charmingly"- Herb Caen
"an upsetting experience"

{adj: efficacious} marked by qualities giving the power to produce an intended effect
"written propaganda is less efficacious than the habits and prejudices...of the readers"-Aldous Huxley
"the medicine is efficacious in stopping a cough"
<-> inefficacious

{adj: fossilized, fossilised, ossified} set in a rigidly conventional pattern of behavior, habits, or beliefs
"obsolete fossilized ways"
"an ossified bureaucratic system"

{adj: habited} dressed in a habit
"the habited men of the monastery"

{adj: habitual} made a norm or custom or habit
"his habitual practice was to eat an early supper"
"her habitual neatness"

{adj: hygienic, hygienical} tending to promote or preserve health
"hygienic habits like using disposable tissues"
"hygienic surroundings with plenty of fresh air"

{adj: incurable} unalterable in disposition or habits
"an incurable optimist"

{adj: indiscriminate} not marked by fine distinctions
"indiscriminate reading habits"
"an indiscriminate mixture of colors and styles"
<-> discriminate

{adj: lifelong, womb-to-tomb} continuing through life
"a lifelong friend"
"from lifelong habit"
"his lifelong study of Greek art"

{adj: messy, mussy} dirty and disorderly
"a mussy fussy bedroom"
"a child's messy eating habits"

{adj: mobile, nomadic, peregrine, roving, wandering} (of groups of people) tending to travel and change settlements frequently
"a restless mobile society"
"the nomadic habits of the Bedouins"
"believed the profession of a peregrine typist would have a happy future"
"wandering tribes"

{adj: parasitic, parasitical, leechlike, bloodsucking} of plants or persons; having the nature or habits of a parasite or leech; living off another
"a wealthy class parasitic upon the labor of the masses"
"parasitic vines that strangle the trees"
"bloodsucking blackmailer"
"his indolent leechlike existence"

{adj: sloppy} lacking neatness or order
"a sloppy room"
"sloppy habits"

{adj: temperate} not extreme in behavior
"temperate in his habits"
"a temperate response to an insult"
"temperate in his eating and drinking"
<-> intemperate

{adj: tidy} marked by good order and cleanliness in appearance or habits
"a tidy person"
"a tidy house"
"a tidy mind"
<-> untidy

{adj: uncontrollable, uncorrectable, unmanageable} incapable of being controlled or managed
"uncontrollable children"
"an uncorrectable habit"

{adj: unselective} not selective or discriminating
"unselective in her reading habits; her choices seemed completely random"

{adj: untidy} not neat and tidy
"careless and untidy in her personal habits"
"an untidy living room"
"untidy and casual about money"
<-> tidy

{adj: untrained} not disciplined or conditioned or made adept by training
"an untrained voice"
"untrained troops"
"young minds untrained in the habit of concentration"
<-> trained

{adj: unwholesome} detrimental to physical or moral well-being
"unwholesome food"
"unwholesome habits like smoking"
<-> wholesome

{adj: used to, wont to} in the habit
"I am used to hitchhiking"
"you'll get used to the idea"
"...was wont to complain that this is a cold world"- Henry David Thoreau

{adj: well-ordered} ordered well
"well-ordered work habits"

{adv: habitually} according to habit or custom
"her habitually severe expression"
"he habitually keeps his office door closed"

{adv: verbally} as a verb
"he had a habit of using nouns verbally"

{n: Convolvulaceae, family Convolvulaceae, morning-glory family} morning glory; bindweed; sweet potato; plants having trumpet-shaped flowers and a climbing or twining habit

{n: Falcatifolium, genus Falcatifolium} sickle pines: dioecious evergreen tropical trees and shrubs having sickle-shaped leaves; similar to Dacrycarpus in habit; Malaysia and Philippines to New Guinea and New Caledonia

{n: Franciscan, Grey Friar} a Roman Catholic friar wearing the grey habit of the Franciscan order

{n: Halocarpus, genus Halocarpus} dioecious trees or shrubs of New Zealand; similar in habit to Dacrydium

{n: Italian bee} yellowish honeybee resembling the Carniolan bee in its habits

{n: Minuartia, genus Minuartia} mostly perennial herbs of northern hemisphere often with mat-forming habit; most often placed in genus Arenaria: sandworts

{n: Wisconsin weeping willow, Salix pendulina, Salix blanda, Salix pendulina blanda} hybrid willow usually not strongly weeping in habit

{n: addiction, dependence, dependance, dependency, habituation} being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)

{n: bindweed} any of several vines of the genera Convolvulus and Calystegia having a twining habit

{n: bittern} relatively small compact tawny-brown heron with nocturnal habits and a booming cry; found in marshes

{n: butcherbird} large carnivorous Australian bird with the shrike-like habit of impaling prey on thorns

{n: calliandra} any of various shrubs and small trees valued for their fine foliage and attractive spreading habit and clustered white to deep pink or red flowers

{n: cleanliness} the habit of keeping free of superficial imperfections

{n: disposition} a natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing
"a swelling with a disposition to rupture"

{n: epicurism} the disposition and habits of an epicure

{n: episcia} any plant of the genus Episcia; usually creeping and stoloniferous and of cascading habit; grown for their colorful foliage and flowers

{n: frock} a habit worn by clerics

{n: gateway drug} a habit-forming drug that is not addictive but its use may lead to the use of other addictive drugs
"one college athlete recently called beer a gateway drug for young people"

{n: genus Commelina} type genus of the Commelinaceae; large genus of herbs of branching or creeping habit: day flower; widow's tears

{n: genus Salvia} large genus of shrubs and subshrubs of the mint family varying greatly in habit: sage

{n: gourmandism} the disposition and habits of a gourmand

{n: great millet, kaffir, kafir corn, kaffir corn, Sorghum bicolor} important for human and animal food; growth habit and stem form similar to Indian corn but having sawtooth-edged leaves

{n: ground roller} Madagascan roller with terrestrial and crepuscular habits that feeds on e.g. insects and worms

{n: guimpe} a piece of starched cloth covering the shoulders of a nun's habit

{n: habit, use, wont} a pattern of behavior acquired through frequent repetition
"she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair"
"long use had hardened him to it"

{n: habit, wont} an established custom
"it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening"

{n: habit} a distinctive attire (as the costume of a religious order)

{n: hairy-legged vampire bat, Diphylla ecaudata} similar in size and habits to Desmodus rotundus; of tropical America including southern California and Texas

{n: incurability} incapability of being altered in disposition or habits
"the incurability of his optimism"

{n: kinglet} small birds resembling warblers but having some of the habits of titmice

{n: meal} any of the occasions for eating food that occur by custom or habit at more or less fixed times

{n: meditation, speculation} continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature
"the habit of meditation is the basis for all real knowledge"

{n: methadone, methadone hydrochloride, methadon, dolophine hydrochloride, fixer, synthetic heroin} synthetic narcotic drug similar to morphine but less habit-forming; used in narcotic detoxification and maintenance of heroin addiction

{n: midwife toad, Alytes cisternasi} similar in habit to Alytes obstetricians

{n: mole rat} African rodent resembling a mole in habits and appearance

{n: mole rat} furry short-limbed tailless rodent resembling a true mole in habits and appearance; of eastern Europe and Middle East

{n: monastic habit} a long loose habit worn by monks in a monastery

{n: morphine, morphia} an alkaloid narcotic drug extracted from opium; a powerful, habit-forming narcotic used to relieve pain

{n: nun's habit} a long loose habit worn by nuns in a convent

{n: oddity, queerness, quirk, quirkiness, crotchet} a strange attitude or habit

{n: orangutan, orang, orangutang, Pongo pygmaeus} large long-armed ape of Borneo and Sumatra having arboreal habits

{n: pagoda tree, temple tree, Plumeria acutifolia} frangipani of India having an erect habit and conical form; grown in temple gardens

{n: prosimian} primitive primates having large ears and eyes and characterized by nocturnal habits

{n: punctuality, promptness} the quality or habit of adhering to an appointed time
<-> tardiness

{n: regularity} the quality of being characterized by a fixed principle or rate
"he was famous for the regularity of his habits"
<-> irregularity

{n: riding boot} a boot without laces that is worn for riding horses; part of a riding habit

{n: riding habit} habit that is typically worn by horseback riders

{n: rove beetle} active beetle typically having predatory or scavenging habits

{n: rudderfish, banded rudderfish, Seriola zonata} fish having the habit of following ships; found in North American and South American coastal waters

{n: scapular, scapulary} garment consisting of a long wide piece of woolen cloth worn over the shoulders with an opening for the head; part of a monastic habit

{n: substance abuse, drug abuse, habit} excessive use of drugs

{n: tardiness} the quality or habit of not adhering to a correct or usual or expected time
<-> punctuality

{n: tarwood, tar-wood, Dacrydium colensoi} New Zealand silver pine of conical habit with long slender flexuous branches; adapted to cold wet summers and high altitudes

{n: tidiness} the habit of being tidy
<-> untidiness

{n: uncleanliness} lack of cleanly habits
<-> cleanliness

{n: wryneck} Old World woodpecker with a peculiar habit of twisting the neck

{v: break} cause to give up a habit
"She finally broke herself of smoking cigarettes"

{v: freeze, suspend} stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it
"Suspend the aid to the war-torn country"

{v: habit} put a habit on

{v: kick} stop consuming
"kick a habit"

{v: lead off, lead astray} teach immoral behavior to
"It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach them bad habits"

{v: sell} exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent
"He sold his house in January"
"She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"
<-> buy

{v: take to} develop a habit ; apply oneself to a practice or occupation
"She took to drink"
"Men take to the military trades"

{v: take} develop a habit
"He took to visiting bars"

{v: unlearn} discard something previously learnt, like an old habit

{v: unteach} cause to unlearn
"teach somebody to unlearn old habits or methods"

{v: urbanize, urbanise} impart urban habits, ways of life, or responsibilities upon
"Birds are being urbanized by people in outdoor cafes feeding them"

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