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Synonyms for custom
ˈkʌs təmcus·tom

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. customnoun

    HABIT, usage, fashion, practice, rule

  2. customnoun

    form, formality, observance

  3. customnoun


  4. customnoun

    tax, impost, duty, tribute, toll

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. customnoun

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

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How to use custom in a sentence?

  1. Bram Cohen:

    It involves completely normal hardware rather than super custom and expensive stuff, most people have some amount of unused storage space they can do it with already.

  2. Elisa Martinez:

    The fashion in which the nameless UNMHSC employee custom orders baby's brains from Boyd's abortion clinic is shocking and disgusting-- but worse, the UNMHSC employee order babies' brains to dissect with summer camp students, which is admitted by UNM HSC chief administrator in the video obtained by New Mexico Alliance for Life.

  3. The FATF:

    From the data and the on-site discussions it seems that custom officials would generally not pro-actively question a traveler who declares such large sums of cash.

  4. Curator Boris Kratofil:

    The custom is associated with extremely wealthy families who have played a prominent role in the administrative, social and economic life of the province of Pannonia.

  5. William Shakespeare:

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

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