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Synonyms for habitˈhæb ɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. habit, wont(noun)

    an established custom

    "it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening"

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  2. habit, use(noun)

    (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition

    "owls have nocturnal habits"; "she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair"; "long use had hardened him to it"

    usage, use, habit, use of goods and services, consumption, role, drug abuse, riding habit, utilization, substance abuse, utilisation, employment, economic consumption, manipulation, wont, usance, enjoyment, function, purpose, exercise

  3. habit(noun)

    a distinctive attire worn by a member of a religious order

    substance abuse, use, wont, drug abuse, riding habit

  4. habit(noun)

    the general form or mode of growth (especially of a plant or crystal)

    "a shrub of spreading habit"

    substance abuse, use, wont, drug abuse, riding habit

  5. habit, riding habit(noun)

    attire that is typically worn by a horseback rider (especially a woman's attire)

    substance abuse, habit, use, wont, drug abuse, riding habit

  6. substance abuse, drug abuse, habit(verb)

    excessive use of drugs

    use, substance abuse, wont, drug abuse, habit, riding habit

  7. habit(verb)

    put a habit on

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. habit

    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.

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. habit(n.)

    condition (of the body), constitution, temperament

  2. habit(n.)

    custom (of an individual), usage, wont, practice, habitude, way, manner, second nature

  3. habit(n.)

    dress, garb, HABILIMENT

  4. habit(v. a.)

    dress, clothe, array, attire, accoutre

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custom, mania, wont, practice, reflex

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