Wonted vs Traditional - What's the difference?

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Wonted is a related term of traditional.


As adjectives the difference between wonted and traditional

is that wonted is usual, customary, habitual, or accustomed while traditional is of or pertaining to tradition; derived from tradition; communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only; transmitted from age to age without writing; as, traditional opinions; traditional customs; traditional expositions of the scriptures.

wonted

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Usual, customary, habitual, or accustomed.
  • * 1836 , (Charles Dickens), (Sketches by Boz): illustrative of every-day life and every-day people:
  • Rose Villa has once again resumed its wonted appearance; the dining-room furniture has been replaced; the tables are as nicely polished as formerly; the horsehair chairs are ranged against the wall, as regularly as ever [...]
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=2 , passage=I had occasion […] to make a somewhat long business trip to Chicago, and on my return […] I found Farrar awaiting me in the railway station. He smiled his wonted fraction by way of greeting, […], and finally leading me to his buggy, turned and drove out of town.}}
  • * 2008 , William Dean Howells, A Hazard of New Fortunes:
  • Superficially, the affairs of 'Every Other Week' settled into their wonted form again, and for Fulkerson they seemed thoroughly reinstated.
  • * 2008 (tr.?), (Lodovico Ariosto), (Orlando Furioso):
  • But not with wonted welcome;—inly moved [...]

    traditional

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to tradition; derived from tradition; communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only; transmitted from age to age without writing; as, traditional opinions; traditional customs; traditional expositions of the Scriptures.
  • I think her traditional values are antiquated .
  • Observant of tradition; attached to old customs; old-fashioned.
  • In lieu of the name of the composer of a piece of music, whose real name is lost in the mists of time.
  • Antonyms

    * nontraditional, non-traditional * untraditional

    Derived terms

    * traditionally