Accustomed vs Habit - What's the difference?

accustomed | habit |


As an adjective accustomed

is familiar through use; usual; customary.

As a verb accustomed

is (accustom).

As a noun habit is

habit.

accustomed

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Familiar through use; usual; customary.
  • * An accustomed action - Shakespeare, Macbeth, V-v
  • Inured to; adapted to existing conditions.
  • accustomed to walking long distances
    accustomed to cold
  • (obsolete) Frequented by customers
  • * A well accustomed shop - Smollett
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (accustom)
  • habit

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl), from (etyl) ; see have.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An action done on a regular basis.
  • * Washington Irving
  • a man of very shy, retired habits
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-19, author= Ian Sample
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  • An action performed repeatedly and automatically, usually without awareness.
  • A long piece of clothing worn by monks and nuns.
  • A piece of clothing worn uniformly for a specific activity.
  • (archaic) Outward appearance; attire; dress.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy.
  • * Addison
  • There are, among the statues, several of Venus, in different habits .
  • * 1719 , (Daniel Defoe), (Robinson Crusoe)
  • it was always my fate to choose for the worse, so I did here; for having money in my pocket and good clothes upon my back, I would always go on board in the habit of a gentleman; and so I neither had any business in the ship, or learned to do any.
  • (botany) form of growth or general appearance of a variety or species of plant, e.g. erect, prostrate, bushy.
  • An addiction.
  • Synonyms
    * (l)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) habiten, from (etyl) habiter, from (etyl) ; see have.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To clothe.
  • (archaic) To inhabit.