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Synonyms for custom
ˈkʌs təm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. custom, usage, usance(noun)

    accepted or habitual practice

    impost, utilisation, consumption, usance, customs, employment, usage, tradition, use, customs duty, exercise, utilization, economic consumption, use of goods and services

  2. custom, tradition(noun)

    a specific practice of long standing

    tradition, usage, customs, customs duty, impost, usance

  3. customs, customs duty, custom, impost(noun)

    money collected under a tariff

    usance, customs, usage, springer, tradition, customs duty, impost

  4. custom(adj)

    habitual patronage

    "I have given this tailor my custom for many years"

    tradition, usage, customs, customs duty, impost, usance

  5. custom-made, custom(adj)

    made according to the specifications of an individual


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. custom

    Habit is a tendency or inclination toward an action or condition, which by repetition has become easy, spontaneous, or even unconscious, or an action or regular series of actions, or a condition so induced. Custom is the uniform doing of the same act in the same circumstance for a definite reason; routine is the doing of customary acts in a regular and uniform sequence and is more mechanical than custom. It is the custom of tradesmen to open at a uniform hour, and to follow a regular routine of business until closing-time. Habit always includes an involuntary tendency, natural or acquired, greatly strengthened by frequent repetition of the act, and may be uncontrollable, or even unconscious. Habitude is habitual relation or association. Custom is chiefly used of the action of many; habit of the action of one; we speak of the customs of society, the habits of an individual. Fashion is the generally recognized custom in the smaller matters, especially in dress. A rule is prescribed either by some external authority or by one's own will; as, it is the rule of the house; or, I make it my invariable rule. System is the coordination of many acts or things into a unity, and is more and better than routine. Use and usage denote the manner of using something; we speak of one person's use of language, but of the usage of many; a use or usage is almost always a habit. Practise is the active doing of something in a systematic way; we do not speak of the practise, but of the habit of going to sleep; we speak of a tradesman's custom, a lawyer's or a physician's practise. Educationally, practise is the voluntary and persistent attempt to make skill a habit; as, practise in penmanship. Wont is blind and instinctive habit like that which attaches an animal to a locality: the word is now almost wholly poetic. Compare DRESS.

    fashion, habit, habitude, practise, routine, rule, system, usage, use, wont

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. custom

    manner, habit, use, usage, fashion, practice, prescription

    law, regulation, dictate, command, rule, disuse, nonobservance, desuetude

Editors Contribution

  1. habit

    Submitted by anonymous on February 24, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. custom(n.)

    HABIT, usage, fashion, practice, rule

  2. custom(n.)

    form, formality, observance

  3. custom(n.)


  4. custom(n.)

    tax, impost, duty, tribute, toll

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. custom(n)

    usage, practice, conventionality, patronage, impost, duty, tribute

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How to use custom in a sentence?

  1. Kristen Waggoner:

    Even though Jack serves all customers and simply declines to create custom cakes that express messages or celebrate events in violation of his deeply held beliefs, the government is intent on destroying him – something the Supreme Court has already told it not to do.

  2. Laine Nooney:

    It feels custom engineered for our ongoing pandemic, with folks stuck at home for the foreseeable future, and especially those with children, surely Nintendo Switch hopes Mario Kart Live will be a source of nostalgic fun for parents and at-home experimentation for kids.

  3. H.H. Munro (Saki):

    Monogamy is the Western custom of one wife and hardly any mistresses.

  4. Johann Georg von Zimmermann:

    Be not so bigoted to any custom as to worship it at the expense of truth.

  5. William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 1 scene 4:

    But to my mind, though I am native here And to the manner born, it is a custom More honoured in the breach than the observance.

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