Accustomed vs Habitual - What's the difference?

accustomed | habitual |

As adjectives the difference between accustomed and habitual

is that accustomed is familiar through use; usual; customary while habitual is behaving in a regular manner, as a habit.

As a verb accustomed

is (accustom).




(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

  • (accustom)
  • habitual


    Alternative forms

    * habituall (obsolete)


    (en adjective)
  • Behaving in a regular manner, as a habit.
  • He's a habitual chainsmoker .
  • Recurring, or that is performed over and over again.
  • Her habitual lying was the reason for my mistrust .
  • Regular or usual.
  • Professor Franklein took his habitual seat at the conference table .

    Derived terms

    * habitually