AskDefine | Define habitual

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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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  1. behaving in a regular manner, as a habit.
    He's a habitual chainsmoker.
  2. recurring, or that is performed over and over again.
    Her habitual lying was the reason for my mistrust.
  3. being regular or usual.
    Professor Franklein took his habitual seat at the conference table.

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behaving in a regular manner, as a habit
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