Definition of Habitual

1. Adjective. Commonly used or practiced; usual. "With her wonted candor"

Exact synonyms: Accustomed, Customary, Wonted
Similar to: Usual
Derivative terms: Custom, Habit



Definition of Habitual

1. a. Formed or acquired by habit or use.

Definition of Habitual

1. Adjective. Behaving in a regular manner, as a habit. ¹

2. Adjective. Recurring, or that is performed over and over again. ¹

3. Adjective. Regular or usual. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Habitual

1. occurring frequently or constantly [adj]

Medical Definition of Habitual

1. Of the nature of a habit, according to habit, established by or repeated by force of habit, customary. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Habitual

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1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1903)
"With signature writing, however, the habitual processes ran their course undisturbed by the presence of other processes, as of speech, audition, and memory. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1879)
"habitual Drunkenness, and Insane Drunkards. By JOHN CHARLES BUCKNILL, MD, ... His oftenest reiterated creed, however, is that habitual drunkenness is a vice ..."

3. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1823)
"An amusement, or channel of profit, may be the object of a man's inclinations, which has never been the subject of his habitual occupations: for it may be, ..."

4. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding: To which are Now First Added, I. An by John Locke (1828)
"Of habitual knowledge, there are also, vulgarly speaking, two degrees: knowledge iii i • i habitual First, the one is of such truths laid up in twofold, ..."

5. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1899)
"CHAPTER H That Democracy Rentiers the habitual Intercourse of the Americans Simple and Easy DEMOCRACY does not attach men strongly to each other ; but it ..."

6. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1904)
"Nor is it error, in the trial of euch a case, to reject evidence that the wife was an habitual user of morphine, and almost all of the time ander its ..."

7. The Works of John Locke by John Locke (1823)
"This, I think, one may call habitual knowledge: and thus a man may be said to know all those truths which are lodged in his memory, by a foregoing clear and ..."

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