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inveterate (chronically)

Definition:

in a habitual and longstanding manner

Class:

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

Comparative:

more inveterate

Superlative:

most inveterate

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

chronically

Etymology:

Middle English, from Latin inveterātus, past participle of inveterārī, to grow...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of inveterate...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

chronically | chronic | habitually [synonym, sense-specific] | extremely [synonym, sense-specific] | inveterate [synonym, sense-specific] | habitual [synonym, sense-specific]

over a long period of time | habitually; very often | extremely; very seriously | continuing for a long time; constantly recurring | (of a disease) ... (22 of 529 words, 8 definitions, 14 usage examples, pronunciations)

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

Wikipedia:

Chronic [disambiguation]

may refer to: Chronic (medicine), a condition or disease that is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects | Chronic toxicity, a substance with toxic effects after continuous or repeated exposure | The Chronic, a 1992 album by Dr. Dre | The ... (39 of 120 words, 6 definitions)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

chronic | chronically [adverb, related]

[medical] a chronic illness or chronic pain is serious and lasts for a long ... | a chronic problem is always happening or returning and is very ... (26 of 114 words, 4 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciations)

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

Oxford Dictionary:

chronic | acute [near antonym, sense-specific] | chronically [derived] | chronicity [derived]

(of an illness) persisting for a long time or constantly recurring | [persons] having a chronic illness | (of a problem) long-lasting | [persons] ... (21 of 102 words, 5 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/chronic

American Heritage Dictionary:

chronic | chronically [adverb, related] | chronicity [noun, related]

Of long duration; continuing | Lasting for a long period of time or marked by frequent recurrence, as certain diseases | Subject to a habit or pattern ... (25 of 61 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chronic

New World Dictionary:

chronic | chronically [adverb, related] | chronicity [noun, related]

lasting a long time or recurring often | having had an ailment for a long time | continuing indefinitely; perpetual; constant | by habit, custom, ... (22 of 59 words, 5 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chronic

Wiktionary:

chronically

In a chronic manner, or to a chronic degree (9 of 10 words)

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Merriam-Webster:

inveterate | habitual [synonym, sense-specific] | bred-in-the-bone [synonym, sense-specific] | confirmed [synonym, sense-specific] | deep [synonym, sense-specific] | deep-rooted [synonym, sense-specific] | deep-seated [synonym, sense-specific] | entrenched [synonym, sense-specific] | hard-core [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

firmly established by long persistence | confirmed in a habit; "habitual" (10 of 221 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Random House Dictionary:

inveterate

settled or confirmed in a habit, practice, feeling, or the like. | firmly established by long continuance, as a disease, habit, practice, feeling, ... (22 of 34 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/inveterate

Cambridge Dictionary:

inveterate [disapproving] | an inveterate liar/gambler, etc. | inveterate liar, etc. | inveterate gambler, etc.

someone who does something very often and cannot stop doing it (11 of 33 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/inveterate

Encarta Dictionary:

inveterate

fixed in a habit or practice, especially a bad one | firmly established and of long standing (16 of 49 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861622236​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

inveterate

Origin: Middle English, from Latin inveterātus, past participle of inveterārī, to grow old, endure: in-, causative ... (15 of 30 etymology words)

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Online Etymology:

inveterate

First use: late 14th century

Origin: Latin inveteratus "of long standing, chronic", past participle of inveterare "become old in", from in- "in, into" + ... (21 of 29 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=inveterate

Oxford Dictionary:

inveterate

Origin: late Middle English (referring to disease, in the sense "of long standing, chronic"): from Latin inveteratus "made old", past participle of ... (21 of 27 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/inveterate

Wiktionary:

inveterate | inveterated [past tense] | inveterating [present participle] | inveterates [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Latin inveteratus ("of long standing, chronic"), form of inveterare, from in- ("in, into") + veterare ("to age"), from vetus, form of veteris ("old"); latter ancestor to veteran.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/inveterate

Merriam-Webster:

inveterate

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Latin inveteratus, from past participle of inveterare to age (transitive verb), from in- + veter-, vetus old

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

New World Dictionary:

inveterate

Origin: Latin inveteratus, past participle of inveterare, to make or become old from in-, in + vetus, old: see "veteran"

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Collins Dictionary:

inveterate

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Latin inveterātus of long standing, from inveterāre to make old, from in-2 + vetus old

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

Encarta Dictionary:

inveterate

First use: 14th century

Origin: Latin inveteratus, past participle of inveterare "become old" from veter- "old"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861622236​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

inveterate

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

inveterate [only before noun]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "inveterate"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

inveterate [only before noun]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "inveterate"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

inveterate [disapproving]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "inveterate"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "inveterate"

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the Free Dictionary:

inveterate

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Google Dictionary:

inveterate

Audio: English pronunciation of "inveterate"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

inveterate

Audio: North American pronunciation of "inveterate"

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YourDictionary Audio:

inveterate

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "inveterate" by speech synthesizer

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