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Webster 1913 Edition


Habitual

Ha-bit′ual

(hȧ-bĭt′ū̍-al; 135)
,
Adj.
[Cf. F.
habituel
, LL.
habitualis
. See
Habit
,
Noun.
]
1.
Formed or acquired by habit or use.
An
habitual
knowledge of certain rules and maxims.
South.
2.
According to habit; established by habit; customary; constant;
as, the
habitual
practice of sin
.
Ha-bit′u-al-ly
,
adv.
Ha-bit′u-al-ness
,
Noun.

Webster 1828 Edition


Habitual

HABIT'UAL

,
Adj.
Formed or acquired by habit, frequent use or custom.
Art is properly an habitual knowledge of certain rules and maxims.
1.
Customary; according to habit; as the habitual practice of sin; the habitual exercise of holy affections.
It is the distinguishing mark of habitual piety to be grateful for the most common blessings.
2.
Formed by repeated impressions; rendered permanent by continued causes; as an habitual color of the skin.

Definition 2022


habitual

habitual

English

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Adjective

habitual (comparative more habitual, superlative most habitual)

  1. Behaving in a regular manner, as a habit.
    He's a habitual chainsmoker.
  2. Recurring, or that is performed over and over again.
    Her habitual lying was the reason for my mistrust.
  3. Regular or usual.
    Professor Franklein took his habitual seat at the conference table.

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Translations

Noun

habitual (plural habituals)

  1. One who does something habitually, such as a serial criminal offender.
  2. (grammar) A construction representing something done habitually.

Catalan

Adjective

habitual m, f (masculine and feminine plural habituals)

  1. habitual; usual

Galician

Adjective

habitual m, f (plural habituais)

  1. habitual
  2. common

Portuguese

Adjective

habitual m, f (plural habituais, comparable)

  1. habitual (behaving in a regular manner, as a habit)
  2. habitual (recurring, or that is performed over and over again)

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Spanish

Adjective

habitual m, f (plural habituales)

  1. habitual

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