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Synonyms for custom
ˈkʌs təmcus·tom

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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.7 / 3 votes

  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 Antonyms4.0 / 2 votes

  1. custom

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

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

Princeton's WordNet2.3 / 3 votes

  1. custom, usage, usancenoun

    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, traditionnoun

    a specific practice of long standing

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

  3. customs, customs duty, custom, impostnoun

    money collected under a tariff

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

  4. customadjective

    habitual patronage

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

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

  5. custom-made, customadjective

    made according to the specifications of an individual


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  1. habit

    Submitted by anonymous on February 24, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. customnoun

    HABIT, usage, fashion, practice, rule

  2. customnoun

    form, formality, observance

  3. customnoun


  4. customnoun

    tax, impost, duty, tribute, toll

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words2.0 / 2 votes

  1. customnoun

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

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  1. William Shakespeare:

    Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    Age cannot wither her, nor custom staleHer infinite variety other women cloyThe appetites they feed, but she makes hungryWhere most she satisfies.

  3. Lady Nancy Astor:

    Truth always originates in a minority of one, and every custom begins as a broken precedent.

  4. President Obama:

    But I rejected the notion that nothing’s changed, what happened in Ferguson may not be unique, but it’s no longer endemic, or sanctioned by law and custom. And before the Civil Rights Movement, it most surely was.

  5. Mark Twain:

    Laws are sand, customs are rock. Laws can be evaded and punishment escaped but an openly transgressed custom brings sure punishment.

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