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habitual

ha·bit·u·al

habitual

pronunciation:
h bI chu l
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: in accordance with habit; customary.
a habitual liar
synonyms:
accustomed, customary, inveterate, regular, routine
antonyms:
uncustomary
similar words:
chronic, confirmed, conventional, frequent, general, persistent, traditional, usual
definition 2: done by habit.
habitual jogging
synonyms:
accustomed, customary, inveterate, regular, routine
antonyms:
infrequent, occasional
similar words:
chronic, confirmed, frequent, general, persistent, traditional
definition 3: usual; ordinary.
He arrived at the habitual time.
synonyms:
accustomed, customary, normal, ordinary, regular, routine, standard, usual
antonyms:
occasional, unaccustomed
similar words:
accepted, characteristic, expect, fixed, general, natural, quotidian, set, traditional, typical
derivations: habitually (adv.), habitualness (n.)
Word Parts
The word habitual contains the following parts:
hab, hib Latin root that means hold, have
-al2, -ial, -ual Latin adjective-forming suffix that means pertaining to
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The suffix -al2, -ial attaches primarily to nouns (national , environmental ) but sometimes to Latin or Greek roots (final , capital , comical ) to form adjectives. See also -ar1.