Definition of 'habitual'
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He's a drinker and habitual weed smoker. The Sun (2016)Some of them are habitual criminals who accept arrest as an occupational hazard. Times, Sunday Times (2016)France had found a surefire way to identify its habitual criminals. FINGERPRINTS: Murder and the Race to Uncover the Science of Identity (2002)The habitual use of sunglasses adds to this by cutting our access to full spectrum light. The Beat Fatigue Workbook - how to identify the causes (1988)Turning out lights to save money has become habitual. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It seems they are not the only ones apparently locked into habitual behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Judges - because habitual criminals cannot stay out of jail? The Sun (2008)In my experience, the man is a habitual liar. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The face muscles set differently when we think we are observed; it becomes habitual. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Statistics show that if these young men and women go to jail, the majority will become habitual criminals. THE ESSENTIAL DRUCKER (2001)After two years, any form of behaviour becomes habitual so you may have to go through it more than once. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Such behaviour may become habitual. The Beat Fatigue Workbook - how to identify the causes (1988)The excess persists, becomes habitual, becomes the way you live. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Some have become habitual hunters, taking up to 40 sheep a year. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This wasn't easy at first, but this practice has now become a habitual part of my preparation. Christianity Today (2000)The violence had become so habitual I knew he'd lash out. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'habitual'
British English: habitual ADJECTIVE
A habitual action, state, or way of behaving is one that someone usually does or has.
He soon recovered his habitual geniality.
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