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1. habit

noun. ['ˈhæbət'] an established custom.

Synonyms

  • tradition
  • wont

Antonyms

  • inutility
  • supply
  • refrain

Etymology

  • habiten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • habiter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Habit

  • rabbit
  • kabat
  • cabot
  • abbott
  • abbot

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A common misspelling of habit is habbit

Example sentences of the word habit


1. Noun, singular or mass
Each person may develop shortcuts or simply do things in a different order out of habit.

2. Adjective
Train your dog to relieve itself in a certain spot so it becomes habit and makes cleanup a breeze.

Quotes containing the word habit


1. Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings.
- William James

2. Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it.
- Ralph Marston

3. Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
- Peter Ustinov

2. habit-forming

adjective. causing or characterized by addiction.

3. habit

noun. ['ˈhæbət'] (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition.

Synonyms

  • use
  • ritual
  • usage
  • second nature
  • usance
  • custom

Antonyms

  • overdress
  • disqualify
  • defuse
  • unmuzzle

Etymology

  • habiten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • habiter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. habit

noun. ['ˈhæbət'] a distinctive attire worn by a member of a religious order.

Synonyms

  • garb
  • monastic habit
  • nun's habit
  • attire
  • dress

Antonyms

  • undergarment
  • overgarment
  • uncleanliness
  • untidiness

Etymology

  • habiten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • habiter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. habit

noun. ['ˈhæbət'] excessive use of drugs.

Synonyms

  • alcoholism abuse
  • abuse
  • alcoholic abuse
  • drug abuse
  • misuse
  • alcohol abuse

Antonyms

  • dress up
  • dress down
  • uglify
  • disarrange

Etymology

  • habiten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • habiter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. habit

noun. ['ˈhæbət'] attire that is typically worn by a horseback rider (especially a woman's attire).

Synonyms

  • riding breeches
  • garb
  • riding boot
  • attire
  • dress
  • jodhpur breeches
  • riding habit

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • abstain
  • nonfunctional
  • functional

Etymology

  • habiten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • habiter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. habit

noun. ['ˈhæbət'] the general form or mode of growth (especially of a plant or crystal).

Synonyms

  • maturation
  • ontogeny
  • ontogenesis
  • growing
  • development

Antonyms

  • ready-made
  • cenogenesis
  • palingenesis
  • narrowing

Etymology

  • habiten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • habiter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. habit

verb. ['ˈhæbət'] put a habit on.

Synonyms

  • tog
  • enclothe
  • habilitate
  • fit out
  • dress
  • apparel
  • garment
  • clothe
  • raiment

Antonyms

  • decrease
  • nonproliferation
  • decrement
  • non-proliferation

Etymology

  • habiten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • habiter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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