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{adj: accustomed, customary, habitual, wonted} commonly used or practiced; usual
"his accustomed thoroughness"
"took his customary morning walk"
"his habitual comment"
"with her wonted candor"



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

{adj: enured, inured, hardened} made tough by habitual exposure
"hardened fishermen"
"a peasant, dark, lean-faced, wind-inured"- Robert Lynd
"our successors...may be graver, more inured and equable men"- V.S.Pritchett

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

{adv: chronically, inveterately} in a habitual and longstanding manner
"smoking chronically"

{n: Ananias} a habitual liar (after a New Testament character who was struck dead for lying)

{n: absenteeism} habitual absence from work

{n: alcoholism, alcohol addiction, inebriation, drunkenness} habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms

{n: breakfast time} the customary or habitual hour for eating breakfast

{n: custom, usage, usance} accepted or habitual practice

{n: custom} habitual patronage
"I have given this tailor my custom for many years"

{n: dinnertime, suppertime} the customary or habitual hour for the evening meal

{n: fashion} characteristic or habitual practice

{n: gluttony} habitual eating to excess

{n: habitual abortion} repeated spontaneous abortion (often for no known reason)

{n: habitude} habitual mode of behavior

{n: lunchtime, lunch period} the customary or habitual hour for eating lunch
"he observed a regular lunchtime"

{n: mentality, outlook, mindset, mind-set} a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations

{n: negativity, negativeness, negativism} characterized by habitual skepticism and a disagreeable tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands
<-> positiveness, positivity

{n: procrastinator, postponer, cunctator} someone who postpones work (especially out of laziness or habitual carelessness)

{n: recidivism} habitual relapse into crime

{n: recidivist, repeater, habitual criminal} someone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behavior (especially for the same criminal behavior)

{n: routine, modus operandi} an unvarying or habitual method or procedure

{n: schlemiel, shlemiel} (Yiddish) a dolt who is a habitual bungler

{n: slovenliness} habitual uncleanliness

{n: systematism} the habitual practice of systematization and classification

{n: temper, mood, humor, humour} a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
"whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time"
"he was in a bad humor"

{n: tenor} a settled or prevailing or habitual course of a person's life
"nothing disturbed the even tenor of her ways"

{n: tic} a local and habitual twitching especially in the face

{v: reform, straighten out, see the light} change for the better
"The lazy student promised to reform"
"the habitual cheater finally saw the light"


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