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habitually

Definition:

according to habit or custom

Class:

adverb (modifies a verb, adjective, or other adverb)

Derived from:

habitual

Comparative:

more habitually

Superlative:

most habitually

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage examples:

  • her habitually severe expression
  • he habitually keeps his office door closed

Etymology:

habitual + -ly
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

habitually | habitual | customarily [synonym, sense-specific] | customary [synonym, sense-specific] | usually [synonym, sense-specific] | usual [synonym, sense-specific]

regularly and repeatedly | out of habit | customarily; usually | [prenominal] done or experienced regularly and repeatedly | [prenominal] by habit | ... (18 of 478 words, 6 definitions, 15 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/habitually

American Heritage Dictionary:

habitual | habitually [adverb, related] | habitualness [noun, related]

Of the nature of a habit | Being such by force of habit | Established by long use; usual | [grammar] Designating an action or state that lasts for or ... (27 of 83 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/habitual

Oxford Dictionary:

habitual | regular [synonym, sense-specific] | usual [synonym, sense-specific] | habitually [derived]

done constantly or as a habit | doing something constantly or regularly | regular; usual (13 of 80 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/habitual

Macmillan British Dictionary:

habitual | habitually [adverb, related]

usually or often done by someone ; used for describing a person who has a particular bad habit (18 of 51 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/habitual

New World Dictionary:

habitual | habitually [adverb, related] | habitualness [noun, related]

formed or acquired by continual use; done by habit or fixed as a habit; customary | being or doing a certain thing by habit; steady; inveterate | much ... (26 of 51 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/habitual

Cambridge Dictionary:

habitual [slightly formal] | habitually [adverb, derived]

usual or repeated (3 of 33 words, 5 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/habitual

Wiktionary:

habitually | customarily [synonym, sense-specific] | usually [synonym, sense-specific]

By habit; in a habitual manner. | Occurring regularly or usually. (10 of 12 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/habitually

Merriam-Webster:

habitual | customary [synonym, sense-specific] | bred-in-the-bone [synonym, sense-specific] | chronic [synonym, sense-specific] | confirmed [synonym, sense-specific] | dyed-in-the-wool [synonym, sense-specific] | inveterate [synonym, sense-specific] | inconstant [antonym, sense-specific] | infrequent [antonym, sense-specific] | ...

having the nature of a habit; "customary" | doing, practicing, or acting in some manner by force of habit | resorted to on a regular basis | inherent ... (25 of 148 words, 4 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/habitual

Random House Dictionary:

habitual

of the nature of a habit; fixed by or resulting from habit. | being such by habit. | commonly used, followed, observed, etc., as by a particular ... (25 of 48 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/habitual

Encarta Dictionary:

habitual | habitually [adverb, derived] | habitualness [noun, derived]

done frequently and predictably | continuing in a particular practice as a result of an ingrained tendency | characteristic of somebody's character or ... (21 of 71 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861616033​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

habitually

Origin: habitual + -ly

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/habitually

-ly

Origin: Middle English -ly, -li, -lich, from Old English -līċ, from Proto-Germanic *-līkaz ("having ... | Old English -līċe. (17 of 42 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-ly

Oxford Dictionary:

habitual

Origin: late Middle English (in the sense 'part of one's character'): from medieval Latin habitualis, from habitus "condition, appearance" (see "habit")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/habitual

New World Dictionary:

habitual

Origin: Medieval Latin habitualis, of habit or dress: see "habit"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/habitual

Audio references

Wiktionary:

habitually

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "habitually"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/habitually

Cambridge Dictionary:

habitual [slightly formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "habitually"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "habitually"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/habitual

the Free Dictionary:

habitually

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "habitually"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "habitually"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/habitually

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