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Synonyms for habit
ˈhæb ɪthabit

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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.

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. habit

    Synonyms:
    habituation, custom, familiarity, association, inurement, usage, practice, way, manner

    Antonyms:
    dishabituation, inexperience, inconversance, desuetude

Princeton's WordNet

  1. habit, wontnoun

    an established custom

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

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

  2. habit, usenoun

    (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"

    Synonyms:
    usage, use, 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. habitnoun

    a distinctive attire worn by a member of a religious order

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

  4. habitnoun

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

    "a shrub of spreading habit"

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

  5. habit, riding habitnoun

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

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

  6. substance abuse, drug abuse, habitverb

    excessive use of drugs

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

  7. habitverb

    put a habit on

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Editors Contribution

  1. routine, custom

    Submitted by anonymous on February 24, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. habitnoun

    Synonyms:
    condition (of the body), constitution, temperament

  2. habitnoun

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

  3. habitnoun

    Synonyms:
    dress, garb, HABILIMENT

  4. habitverb

    Synonyms:
    dress, clothe, array, attire, accoutre

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. habitnoun

    Synonyms:
    wont, custom, practice, usage, habitude, addiction, way, routine

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "habit":

    custom, mania, wont, practice, reflex

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How to use habit in a sentence?

  1. Epictetus:

    If you do not wish to be prone to anger, do not feed the habit; give it nothing which may tend to its increase.

  2. Miley Cyrus:

    For some reason I thought it would be funny to say, Babys got a habit: diamond rings and marijuana.

  3. David Lloyd George:

    Liberty is not merely a privilege to be conferred; it is a habit to be acquired.

  4. Pat Riley:

    When a milestone is conquered, the subtle erosion called entitlement begins its consuming grind. The team regards its greatness as a trait and a right. Half hearted effort becomes habit and saps a champion.

  5. Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods" (1992):

    Gravity is a habit that is hard to shake off.


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