Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 613 (Habit)

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#613. Habit. [includes commonness due to frequency of occurrence] -- N. habit, habitude; assuetude|, assuefaction|, wont; run, way.

common state of things, general state of things, natural state of things, ordinary state of things, ordinary course of things, ordinary run of things; matter of course; beaten path, beaten track, beaten ground.

prescription, custom, use, usage, immemorial usage, practice; prevalence, observance; conventionalism, conventionality; mode, fashion, vogue; etiquette &c. (gentility) 852; order of the day, cry; conformity &c. 82; consuetude,.dustoor[obs].

one's old way, old school, veteris vestigia flammae[Lat]; laudator temporis acti[Lat].

rule, standing order, precedent, routine; red-tape, red-tapism[obs]; pipe clay; rut, groove.

cacoethes[Lat]; bad habit, confirmed habit, inveterate habit, intrinsic habit &c.; addiction, trick.

training &c. (education) 537; seasoning, second nature, acclimatization; knack &c.

V. be wont &c. adj.

fall into a rut, fall into a custom &c. (conform to) 82; tread the beaten track, follow the beaten track, tread the beaten path, follow the beaten; stare super antiquas vias[Lat][obs]; move in a rut, run on in a groove, go round like a horse in a mill, go on in the old jog trot way.

habituate, inure, harden, season, caseharden; accustom, familiarize; naturalize, acclimatize; keep one's hand in; train &c. (educate) 537.

get into the way, get into the knack of; learn &c. 539; cling to, adhere to; repeat &c. 104; acquire a habit, contract a habit, fall into a habit, acquire a trick, contract a trick, fall into a trick; addict oneself to, take to, get into.

be habitual &c. adj.; prevail; come into use, become a habit, take root; gain upon one, grow upon one.

Adj. habitual; accustomary[obs]; prescriptive, accustomed &c. v.; of daily occurrence, of everyday occurrence; consuetudinary[obs]; wonted, usual, general, ordinary, common, frequent, everyday, household, garden variety, jog, trot; well-trodden, well-known; familiar, vernacular, trite, commonplace, conventional, regular, set, stock, established, stereotyped; prevailing, prevalent; current, received, acknowledged, recognized, accredited; of course, admitted, understood.

conformable. &c. 82; according to use, according to custom, according to routine; in vogue, in fashion, in, with it; fashionable &c. (genteel) 852.

wont; used to, given to, addicted to, attuned to, habituated &c. v.; in the habit of; habitue; at home in &c. (skillful) 698; seasoned; imbued with; devoted to, wedded to.

hackneyed, fixed, rooted, deep-rooted, ingrafted[obs], permanent, inveterate, besetting; naturalized; ingrained &c. (intrinsic) 5.

Adv. habitually &c. adj.; always &c. (uniformly) 16.

as usual, as is one's wont, as things go, as the world goes, as the sparks fly upwards; more suo, more solito[Lat]; ex more.

as a rule, for the most part; usually, generally, typically &c. adj.; most often, most frequently.

Phr. cela s'entend[Fr]; abeunt studia in mores[Lat]; adeo in teneris consuescere multum est[Lat]; consuetudo quasi altera natura [Lat][Cicero]; hoc erat in more majorum[Lat]; "How use doth breed a habit in a man!" [Two Gentlemen]; magna est vis consuetudinis[Lat]; morent fecerat usus [Lat][Ovid].