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Another word for habit

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Noun
  1. A habitual way of behaving

    See also:

    usual

  2. The physical or constitutional characteristics of a person

    See also:

    body

  3. Clothing worn by members of a religious order

      1. A garment, especially a robe or gown worn as an indication of office or state.
      2. Any of the ritual robes worn by members of the clergy, acolytes, or other assistants at services or rites, especially a garment worn at the celebration of the Eucharist.
      1. An official garment worn on formal occasions to show office or rank, as by a judge or high church official.
      2. An academic gown.
      3. A dressing gown or bathrobe.
    See also:

    put-on

Another word for habit

Noun
  1. Tendency to repeated action

  2. A customary action

      1. Governing power or its possession or use; authority.
      2. The duration of such power.
      3. An authoritative, prescribed direction for conduct, especially one of the regulations governing procedure in a legislative body or a regulation observed by the players in a game, sport, or contest.
      1. To do or perform habitually or customarily; make a habit of:
      2. To do or perform (something) repeatedly in order to acquire or polish a skill:
      3. To give lessons or repeated instructions to; drill:
      1. A manner, way, or method of doing something, experiencing something, or acting:
      2. A particular form or kind:
      3. A given condition of functioning; a status or operation:
      1. Accustomed or used:
      2. Likely:
      3. Customary practice; usage.
      1. The act, manner, or amount of using; use:
      2. The act or manner of treating; treatment:
      3. Habitual or accepted practice:
      1. A traditional practice or usual way of doing something followed by a social group or people.
      2. The tradition or body of such practices:
      3. A habitual practice of a person:
    See also:

    custom

  3. An obsession

      1. A psychological or emotional difficulty or inhibition.
      2. An obstacle to smooth progress or development.
      1. The act or process of fixing or fixating:
      2. An obsessive preoccupation.
      3. A strong attachment to a person or thing, manifested in an immature or pathological way.
      1. Physiological or psychological dependence, as on a substance:
      2. An instance of this:
      3. The condition of being habitually occupied with or involved in something:
    See also:

    obsession

  4. Dress

    See also:

    clothes

Synonym Study

  • Wont is a literary or somewhat archaic equivalent for practice it was his wont to rise early
  • Usage refers to custom or practice that has become sanctioned through being long established the meanings of words are established by usage
  • Custom applies to any act or procedure carried on by tradition and often enforced by social disapproval of any violation the custom of dressing for dinner
  • Practice also implies the regular repetition of an act but does not suggest that it is automatic the practice of reading in bed
  • Habit refers to an act repeated so often by an individual that it has become automatic with him his habit of tugging at his ear in perplexity